Women Affairs Minister, Aisha Alhassan, who has been under fire since yesterday after a video of her publicly endorsing former vice president, Atiku Abubakar’s presidential aspiration surfaced online.
She said that president Buhari had told members of the APC party in 2015 that he would only do a single term in office and that he would not be seeking re-election in 2019. Aisha said this in an interview with Reuters.
“In 2014/2015 he said he was going to run for only one time to clean up the mess that the (previous) PDP government did in Nigeria. And I took him for his word that he is not contesting in 2019,” she said
Recall that Alhassan also had an interview with BBC Hausa yesterday where she said she would campaign for Atiku who is her godfather, if he decides to contest against her boss, President Buhari, in the 2019 presidential election.According to Alhasan, she doesn’t mind been sacked from office for her comments.