A few hours after she quit the All Progressives Congress, Aisha Jummai Alhassan, also fondly known as Mama Taraba, former minister of women affairs, announced she has switched to United Democratic Party(UDP).
She made the announcement on Twitter, where she earlier today announced her resignation both from President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet and withdrawal from the All Progressives Congress.
APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole said she was not cleared to run for the primary governorship ticket of the party, which takes place tomorrow.
But Alhassan appeared keen in joining the race for the governorship of the state as she immediately moved to UDP.
She said on Twitter: I have officially JOINED my next POLITICAL PARTY with 7 state Assembly Members, all @APCNigeria executives from 169 wards of Taraba State. All 16 local Government exco’s of APC All states executives of APC, we are now in UDP”.
United Democratic Party, according to INEC has its registered office at 6 Gnassingbe Eyadema Street, Asokoro District, Abuja.
Its chairman is Godson Okoye, a lawyer. It at present has no financial secretary, INEC said.
Its national secretary is Abdul Razaq Yusuf and Tony Ogbulafor is the legal adviser.
On Facebook, the party says its mission make Nigeria a better place.