I’m not afraid of Buhari, if he runs in 2019, I will support Atiku - Mama Taraba insists
The Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, popularly known as Mama Taraba, has said that she is not scared of being sacked by President Muhammadu Buhari, restating her position that she will support a former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, for the 2019 presidential election.
In an interview with BBC Hausa, Mrs. Alhassan added that even if President Buhari decides to contest in 2019, she would still support Mr. Atiku.
“Atiku is my godfather even before I joined politics,” she said in Hausa. “And again, Baba Buhari did not tell us that he is going to run in 2019.”
“Let me tell you today that if Baba said he is going to contest in 2019, I swear to Allah, I will go before him and kneel and tell him that ‘Baba I am grateful for the opportunity you gave me to serve your government as a minister but Baba just like you know I will support only Atiku because he is my godfather. If Atiku said he is going to contest.”
Mrs. Alhassan added that she is not scared of being relieved of her job as minister.
“If because of what I said, I am sacked, it will not bother me because I believe in Allah, that my time has elapsed that is why…”
“Baba is not a mad man like those calling for my sack. They have been sending it and spreading that if Baba sees this I will be sacked.”