The Taraba chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has said that the exit of the former Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, from the party made no meaningful impact on the party.
The state chairman of the party, Ibrahim El-Sudi, said this in an interview with journalists at the end of a closed-door meeting with the Chairman of the party’s Caretaker Committee and Extraordinary Convention, Mai Mala Buni, on Tuesday in Abuja.
“That is a media hype, as you can see, all the juggernauts, movers and shakers of APC in Taraba are behind me.
“So, one person cannot destroy or do anything to APC,” El-Sudi said.
He said the former minister did not command so much political weight as the public was made to believe.
He further said that Ms Alhassan only polled 16,000 votes when she left APC to contest the election in another party, while the APC candidate polled over 340,000 votes.
“So, her movement has not shaken APC in Taraba. It is in the heart of Taraba people that they want APC and they will continue to support APC, he said.
El-Sudi also spoke on the essence of his visit, saying that he led a delegation of Taraba APC to thank Mr Buni “for the good work he is doing for the party.
“We also brought the problems of Taraba to the committee to look into them, with a view to solving them.
“After addressing the chairman and the committee, we were assured that they would look into our problem in order to solve the issues that are hanging in the air,” he said.