Aisha Alhassan, the former Minister of women affairs, on Saturday, defected from the All Progressives Congress, to the United Democratic Party.
She also resigned from the President Muhammadu Buhari‘s administration, after been disqualified from contesting for governorship in Taraba State.
The letter of the ex minister reads in part: “I write with a lot of respect to infor Mr President of my decision to resign my appointment as a Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and as a member of the All Progressives Congress APC).”
Mrs. Alhassan further said in the letter that she “had always been a very committed committed party member and was at no time queried or admonished for any wrong doing or unconstitutional behaviour.”
“Up to the time of writing this letter, no reason was given by the Party for my disqualification to contest election under the APC.”
At the UDP secretariat in the state, Mrs. Alhassan said she dumped the APC because of the injustice meted on her.
Mrs. Alhassan said she was joining the UDP alongside all her supporters.
It was gathered that she defected alongside seven APC members of the State House of Assembly, a member of the House of Representatives and all the APC executives in the 16 local government areas and 169 wards of the state.