Aisha Alhassan, minister of woman affairs, may have started campaigning for former vice-president Atiku Abubakar ahead of the 2019 presidential election.
In a video clip that surfaced online on Wednesday, Alhassan appeared to have led a delegation on a visit to Atiku.
Addressing Atiku in Hausa, the minister said the delegation came to rejoice with him over the health God has given him.
“Mr President, our father, Nigeria’s president for 2019. God willing, in your presence today are your people who have been placed under your care for forever,” she said.
“They’ve come to pay tribute and greet you for the Sallah celebrations and also to rejoice with you for your health.”
She also said members of the delegation would have loved to express themselves but “Baba”(Atiku) was tired and needed time to rest.
With this,many are criticizing her,for her disloyalty to Buhari,but she has replied…
Well, she has come out to say she doesn’t mind getting sacked because come 2019, if Atiku contests against President Buhari in the presidential election, she will vote for Atiku because he is her godfather and she owes him total loyalty. She said this in an interview with BBC Hausa today.
“Atiku is my godfather even before I joined politics. 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 says he is going to contest. 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.” she said