– Aisha Alhassa, popularly known as Mama Taraba, is dead
– According to report, she died in far away Egypt where was receiving treatment at a Cairo hospital
– Recall that she left the APC after she had issues with party’s leadership
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For minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassa, popularly known as Mama Taraba, is dead.
Daily Nigerian reports that Suleiman Dantsoho, her former media aide, confirmed the death. He said the former minister died at a Cairo hospital on Friday afternoon.
Alhassan contested the Taraba 2015 governorship election under the Platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) but lost to incumbent Governor Darius Ishaku, who ran under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
After she lost her bid, President Muhammadu Buhari named her Minister of Women Affairs. She left the party after the party failed to clear her for the 2019 gubernatorial election., Daily Trust added.
She subsequently defected to the United Democratic Party (UDP).
Meanwhile, Nigerians on social media have reacted to the development with
Meanwhile, . had reported that following her defection and refusal to come back to APC in Taraba state, former minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, popularly known as Mama Taraba has annoyed the leadership of the party in the state.
Specifically, APC described her as irrelevant in political calculations in the state. The ‘inconsequential’ tag was given by Taraba APC chairman, Hon. Ibrahim El-Sudi.
He said this while addressing newsmen in Abuja after a meeting of stakeholders with the chairman of the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee (CENCPC), Governor Mai Mala Buni,