Governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun, has said the open support for the political aspiration of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar by the Minister for Women Affairs and Social Development, Aisha Alhassan, was a disappointment.
Amosun, while speaking to journalists in Abeokuta during the weekend saluted Mrs. Alhassan’s bold, but described it as misplaced courage.
“Though she is entitled to her own opinion at any point in time, she should have just resigned her appointment because her loyalty cannot be in two places.
“Her falling short of resigning, takes everything away from what she said and it is clear that she will no longer be contributing to the development of the present administration,” he added.
The Minister, otherwise called Mama Taraba, had during the week stirred up contriversy when she declared that she would support the bid of the former Vice President for the Presidency in 2019 even if Buhari decides to re-contest.
Alhassan’s comments drew ire from her party, the All Progressive Congress (APC), with Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, saying she had never been a ‘Buhari supporter.’
Meanwhile, Abubakar has reacted to the comments made by Mama Taraba.