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Alhassan Picks UDP Gubernatorial Nomination Form, says APC weakest in Taraba

Following her resignation as Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Senator Aisha Alhassan has picked the gubernatorial nomination form of United Democratic Party (UDP) for Taraba State.

Mama Taraba as fondly called in the state was on Thursday disqualified from participating in the governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Taraba State by the National Working Committee of the party.

She consequently resigned her appointment, withdrew her membership from APC immediately after she was disqualified.

Alhassan thereafter moved to UDP along with all notable executives of the APC at the state, local government and ward levels and as well as other aspirants on the platform of the party at all levels.

Addressing journalists at her residence in Jalingo on Saturday, Alhassan, who was the gubernatorial candidate of APC in the 2015 general elections, stated that with her defection to UDP, APC is now the weakest party in the state.

She accused the National Chairman of APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as being the mastermind of her disqualification.

“I am now a member of UDP and I have purchased nomination form for governorship of the state under the party’s platform.

“Oshomhole has decided to do his worst but he doesn’t give power, it is God that gives power, so let him wait and see what will happen at the end of the day,” she said.

She however advised President Muhammadu Buhari to call Oshomhole to order saying failure to do so would lead to the death of the party.

She maintained that she was unfairly treated by her former party despite being a pioneer member of the party and contributing immensely towards its success.

She said she believed she deserved a better treatment.

“My movement to the UDP was a result of my being screened out by the national chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomole who decided in his wisdom to say that I was disqualified and not fit to contest for election,” she said.

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