Former Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs Aisha Al-hassan, has picked the United Democratic Party’s nomination form to contest for the Taraba state governorship seat after her exit from the ruling-All Progressives Congress (APC) on Saturday.
Al-hassan, at a press conference shortly after joining the UDP and picking its nomination form, claimed that the APC had become “the weakest political party in Taraba” with her defection.
The former minister claimed that she left the APC with thousands of her supporters, adding that many aspirants seeking the APC ticket to contest various offices in 2019 would soon pick UDP nominations forms.
Al-hassan, who was disqualified from seeking the APC ticket, alleged that she was dropped by the National Chairman of the APC, Mr Adams Oshiomhole.
“It was not the screening committee that disqualified me; the chairman of the party personally did it.
“But, I have put that behind me. I have moved to the UDP and will seek its ticket to contest the governorship election.
“Oshiomhole has used his powers to deal with me, but it is God that gives power,” she said.