Taraba Guber: Nigerians React To APC’s “Punishment” Of Mama Taraba
Nigerians have taken to social media to react to the decision of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to disqualify Minister of Women Affairs, Hajia Aisha Jummai Alhassan popularly called Mama Taraba, from the APC governorship primaries in Taraba.
Mama Taraba’s disqualification became apparent after the party released the list of cleared governorship aspirants across the country on Friday.
The minister, who contested the Taraba gubernatorial elections in 2015, was conspicuously absent from the list for Taraba, just as Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu was also absent from the list for Oyo State.
While the APC did not state reasons for Mama Taraba’s disqualification, it is believed to be connected to her well-known loyalty to former Vice President and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
The Herald recalls that Mama Taraba in 2017 promised to resign should Buhari seek a second term in office.
She later apologised for the comment after the APC national leadership summoned her.
According to many commentators, it appeared Mama Taraba was not fully forgiven.
Read comments below:
Just like that Mama Taraba was disqualified because she publicly declared support for Atiku😩
Kai I really had high hopes of seeing a female Governor sometime soon and she appeared to have had a chance. So unfortunate. pic.twitter.com/gjmjSwA9VA
— Moji Sensei Delano (@MojiDelanoBlog) September 28, 2018
Aisha Alhassan was screened out of Taraba Guber race.
Who knows why? 🤔
In case you forget, Mama Taraba openly said Atiku is her godfather.
APC is ran by mafias. Democracy doesn't exist there.
— Maybeks (@MayUbeku) September 28, 2018
Mama Taraba who almost won elections as Governor in 2015; but openly supported Atiku, how did she expect to be cleared?
And Minister who boasted he didn’t do NYSC too went for screening?
Lifeless! Inconclusive! Learners!
— Alawode-James, OlaJumoke (@oluwaloninyo) September 27, 2018
Nigerian politics is ruthless. Mama Taraba spoke. Many expected her to resign or be fired, but nothing happened. Meanwhile, these guys were waiting to hit her where it hurt most & where recovery, if at all it happens, won't take less than 4 years. Affects their chances -vely too
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) September 28, 2018
Them wait for Mama Taraba for Front sha
— Cinderella Man (@Osi_Suave) September 28, 2018
Taraba Guber Primaries:
Mama Taraba is also disqualified by the APC
Me: Oshiomhole knows you are for Atiku, as simple as that
— Jack Obinyan (Mr Jack) 🇳🇬 (@JackObinyan) September 28, 2018
Mama Taraba is a clear definition of "you can't eat your cake and have it". The Oshomole effect.
— Yunisa Abdulrahman (@Yunisa__) September 28, 2018
In other news, Taraba APC primaries to hold on the 30th, disqualified Haija Aisha Alhassan (Mama Taraba), because of her support for Atiku, likewise, Shittu due to his NYSC issues.
— 👑Olubukky👑 (@_Oluwabukolami) September 28, 2018
So who can adduce one reason why Mama Taraba should be cleared to run…adgain for the governorship of Taraba State? Please I need to know. Thanks.
— Nnedinso (@Nnedio) September 28, 2018
APC denies Mama Taraba eligibility to run for gov. Good move. Osun deserved better. So does Taraba. If you catch my drift😂😂
— Susan (@SusanHenshaw50) September 28, 2018
I love what happened to Mama Taraba; loyalty in politics is a must! You cant eat your cake and have it…. She can now prove her loyalty to her boss Atiku Abubakar….
— Taha (@TahaAdam_) September 28, 2018
So apc disqualified mama Taraba
— Aminu Mainasara (@mainasara1) September 28, 2018