Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Senator Aisha Jummai Alhassan, has expressed optimism that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will rule Nigeria forever, assuring that her party will win more states in the 2019 general election.
The Minister popularly known as ‘Mama Taraba’ said that the party´s coming National Convention would be peaceful, saying that the current crisis in the party is normal in every big political party all over the world.
Addressing newsmen shortly after the inauguration of her factional state (Taraba) chairman on Monday at the party National Secretariat in Abuja, Senator Alhassan also expressed optimism that the party would win the presidency and more seats in the coming 2019 election.
“Crisis is normal in a big party like APC, once we can do our national convention, then we face the opposition PDP and I assure you that APC will win more states in 2019.
“I will make sure that in my zone, I will follow up and by God’s grace Gombe and Taraba will be taken over in 2019, and don’t even talk about Nigeria because its already APC and it will continue to be APC forever”.
While making her ambition to re-contest governorship election in 2019, Mama Taraba said she actually won the election in 2015 but it was destined that she won’t be governor then, by God.
“I won the 2015 election everyone knows that, even the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and I will re-contest the election again in 2019 if God keeps me alive and well; God does not make mistake in whatever situation.
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’s willing, I will win the election”, she said.
When asked to react to fictionalized APC in her state, she said: “I have a right to choose who the chairman of the party in the state becomes and that doesn’t mean there is faction in Taraba. We are very much together, there was no love lost in the state, we were never divided; it was all about political interest”, she added.