APC Group Warns Critics to “Leave Aisha Alone”

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By Dipo Olowookere

A group known as APC Youths Renaissance has warned those it called “political detractors” to leave Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Aisha Alhassan, alone.

This followed a video making the rounds showing the Minister endorsing the 2019 presidential ambition of former Vice President, Mr Atiku Abubakar.

In a statement signed by its National Secretary, Mr Collins Edwin, the group said it was wrong to accuse Mrs Alhassan of disloyalty to the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

In the statement, the APC group said Mr Buhari would have been very suspicious of Mrs Alhassan if she had finally dumped Mr Abubakar, who is her political father.

“Suffice to say that in a nation where politicians are quick to dump the hands that assisted them to get to where they are for political expediency, we commend the rare courage of Mrs Aisha Alhassan in identifying with her political benefactor instead of acting otherwise.

“Besides, President Muhammadu Buhari has not told anyone that he is interested in seeking re-election in 2019,” the group said.

“Therefore we are warning those who are trying to destroy our party by raising unnecessary dust to steer clear because APC is a united family where all party faithful are expected to respect party leaders of different class and learning.

“Not even in a situation where the President has not disclosed or declared to anybody that he will re-contest in 2019, should anyone rely on to accuse Mrs Alhassan of disloyalty as her support for this administration is very glaring and cannot be questioned.

“Hence, the due respect accorded to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, one of the leaders of our great party by Mrs Aisha Alhassan is not out of place but a mark of respect to a political father,” APC Youths Renaissance said.

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