Critical Times News : I will contest for governorship again in 2019, says Mama Taraba

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I will contest for governorship again in 2019, says Mama Taraba


Minister of Women Affairs, Sen. Aisha Alhassan, on Monday, debunked insinuations that the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Taraba was factionalised.

She urged members of the public to discountenance the rumour.

Alhassan also declared that she will contest in the 2019 election.

She told newsmen at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja that stakeholders of the party in the state were working hard and ready for victory in 2019 elections.

According to the minister, who was at the secretariat for the inauguration of newly-elected chairmen of APC in the states, the party will win the presidency and more states in 2019.

“I have a right to choose who becomes chairman of the party in the state; there is no faction in Taraba.

“We are very much together; there is no love lost in the state; we were never divided. It was all about political interest,” she said.

She expressed optimism that the party´s National Convention would be peaceful, adding that the current crisis in the party was normal in every big political party across the world.

Alhassan announced that she would re-contest in the governorship election in the state in 2019 in spite of the challenges she had in 2015 when she was APC’s candidate.

“I won the 2015 election; everyone knows that, including the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and I will re-contest in the election in 2019 if God keeps me alive and well.

“It is God that gives power to whoever he desires. I won the election in 2015, but God did not give me power.

“I will keep trusting in Him and the grassroots people of Taraba, and God willing, I will win the election this time”, the Minster added.

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