UPDATED: Even if Buhari runs in 2019, I will support Atiku, Minister says

Left to Right: Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar
Left to Right: Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar

The Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, has restated her position that she will support a former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, for the 2019 presidential election.

Mrs. Alhassan, in an interview with BBC Hausa, added that even if President Muhammadu Buhari decides to contest in 2019, she would still support Mr. Abubakar.

“Atiku is my godfather even before I joined politics,” she said in Hausa. “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 said he is going to contest.”

Mrs. Alhassan, popularly called Mama Taraba, added that she is not scared of being relieved of her job as minister.

“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.”

PREMIUM TIMES reported how a video leaked of Mrs. Alhassan indicating her intention to support Mr. Abubakar in 2019.

Although the former vice president has not publicly declared his intention, he is believed to be strategizing and building a coalition for the 2019 elections.

President Buhari has also not declared if he will run for a second term despite his health challenges.

Read the full translation of Mrs. Alhassan’s interview with BBC below:

BBC: Your Excellency, you said you hope former Vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, become the president of Nigeria in 2019, why did you make this statement?

Atiku is my godfather even before I join politics, and again Baba Buhari did not tell us that he is going to run in 2019. And 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.’ (That is) if Atiku said he is going to contest; as we are talking now Atiku has not said he is going to contest. Why I said our president in 2019 is because we all hope he is going to contest, but he never told us that he is going to contest. But if he said he is going to contest I will surely do what I told you I will do.

Because if Atiku said he is going to contest and I remain in the cabinet of Baba while Baba also wants to contest, then I have become a hypocrite and I am not one. If I said I am not with Atiku, Buhari himself will not trust me at all because he will say I am a hypocrite.

BBC: Is it not early to start campaigning?

Yes I made this statement when we went for a courtesy call during Sallah festivities, I am not going to stand before him and campaign, besides this is not the time for campaign. Even when my people asked me to come out and start campaigning, I told them this is not the time for that. This is the time to work for the people.

This is the work of my political enemies, they have been going round saying I should be sacked as minister. I never hoped to be a minister, Allah gave it to me If I get sacked, it will not bother me because I believe in Allah, that my time has elapsed; because I believe only Allah do and undo. And you think Baba is 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. He will not sack me from being a minister because of this, only if I commit another offence. I am doing my job as a minister with all my heart and I always protect this government because it is a government of APC. And Baba our President, the President of Nigeria and somebody that I respect even before I joined politics. I will continue to respect him as a man of integrity. For those who are saying I will be sacked, they will be shamed. And even if I am sacked, I believe it is my time as minister that has ended. I never asked for it, Allah gave it to me.


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  • Mamman Bako

    A woman with balls, a woman of substance. Those who thought and do think women are weak, please think again. No man in this cabinet dare dream to conceive these thoughts let alone speak. Mama Taraba na you biko!

    • serubawon70

      Which balls? Person wey know which side of the bread her butter dey

      • Anonymous

        can u have the guts to do what she did? knowing that u could be sacked from this government and other backlashes? but she is bold enough to do what u cannot do and u are slighting her, it is her choice, opinion and decision, if u dont like it that is ujr own business, is she questioning ur own choices or decisoons?

        • Victoria

          Buari is better than Atiku

          • yukkmouff

            Story for the gods!

          • 0tile

            Said who?

          • Alhaji

            Both of them are as corrupt as Abacha, Sanusi and Babangida

          • Anonymous

            Is that meant to be a joke? I am not laughing, sentiments aside in totality., Atiku is far better than Buhari, or are you not ashamed to have a president who is a confirmed semi-illiterate, has poor communication skills, cannot communicate effectively, cannot debate, cannot read very well, is not eloquent, cannot articulate ideas, does not understand psychology etc ask Buhari to define economics or even say the full meaning of APC, he cannot, he cannot communicate effectively with world leaders. Do u see the british parliament? do u see how serving party ministers are debated strongly by opposition shadow ministers? buhari cannot debate a 14 year old let alone such well educated men, but offcourse, it doesnt matter. SENTIMENTAL AND EMOTIONAL PEOPLE ARE NOT INTELLIGENT OR RATIONAL. THEY PREFER SENTIMENTS AND DECEPTION TO TRUTH CUS TRUTH IS NOT THEIR FANCY.

        • 0tile

          The only thing she can fear is the possibility of Yorubas poisoning her not the money she is going to lose if Buhari fires her.

    • 0tile

      Not all women appointees are gifted, Kalamity Kemi cannot take this kind of steps to bare her mind while she is still paid under the armpits of Imam Mohamed Buhari.

  • Arc_Deji_Alabi

    2019 election campaign just started. Atiku can’t win election in Nigeria especially if he runs against PMB, even Elrufai and Kwankwaso are more popular than him. Wish him all the best though.

    • MilitaryPolice01

      Deji you don’t seem to be on ground. Elrufai and Kwankwaso can’t match Atiku if the playing field is level. A contest between the trio will lead to them sharing northern votes but I tell you that SS, SE will swing for Atiku giving him the needed leverage..

      Don’t ever write off anyone, remember post 2003,2007,2011 elections, PMB was written off as a failed Prezy candidate who will never be President.

      • ayo

        Dream on buddy…..
        Atiku is bad market period…..
        Next!!!

        • MilitaryPolice01

          I am not your buddy, I don’t roll that way.

      • 0tile

        You are right bro, VP Atiku is a good man. I don’t know why Buhari Yorubas hate Atiku. Take away threats and rigging Buhari cannot win an election. He tried for 12 donkey years until he used fearful threats and morbid rigging.

    • 0tile

      You are a distant Oduduwa man, you cannot tell Hausa Fulani landlords were to cast their votes.

  • Al

    Mama Taraba you can serve to masters at the same time, i expect you to resign your loyalty from baba first

    • 0tile

      Tell your baba to listen to this wise woman and change his evil ways. The honorable Minister means well for Nigeria.

      • Al

        Otile you are too lazy and that’s why your thinking, calculations and forecast is too weak, let me tell buhari is not just a politician but a brand in nigeria for common nigerians.

        • Okakuoofbenin

          Obvious response of a BMG Psychophant

  • ACTION MAN

    This a very careless and unnecessary statement from this well respected woman. Madam why not wait till bother men declare their intentions to run. If your loyalty is for Atiku, then leave Buhari’s government I score you very low here. Meanwhile know that YOUR GODFATHER IS A BAD MARKET FOR 2019. NIGERIANS ARE WISER.

    • 0tile

      That is your own opinion.

  • marcos avelino

    Quote “Atiku is my godfather even before I joined politics,” she said in Hausa
    There is no godfather in the hausa languae, she might have said my master Mr Lere stop using that evil word of godfather or godson. God has no father or mother or son or daughter or brother or sister

    • serubawon70

      He meant God-sponsor if there is anythig like that

      • 0tile

        Don’t mind him, in the North we call it ‘rank ya dede’.

    • 0tile

      Don’t lie, your chief imam is your godfather and you know it.

    • Balarabe

      Puerile…is that how ordinary you can be? Read up clown!

  • Anonymous

    Na for una O! everybody to his own choice, if u were a minister appointed by Buhari would u risk ur job and stake ur neck to openly come out to support someone else? it would be taken and seen as a thing of disloyalty but this woman is bold enough to say whom she will support, give her some credit.

    • PolyGon2013

      I would give her credit. However, if were Buhari, I will relieve that person from her position. I don’t think she will serve Buhari well.

      • Jon

        Would you want to serve an evil administration?

      • 0tile

        You cannot force an honorable woman of good conscience to continue serving and evil administration because of money. In the end she will answer to her God not to evil Buhari. E gbo?

    • Jon

      She is not hungry. So, she can say anything against the evil administration of Buhari.

    • 0tile

      If the woman sees that Buhari is useless what do you want her to do?

  • wode

    Don’t look further for any other unguarded and senseless utterance… it’s very much here coming from Mama Taraba.

    • Jon

      Who wants to serve in an evil administration?

  • PolyGon2013

    Mama Taraba, don’t worry, Baba won’t sack you. Just do you job, and you will be fine. However, if Buhari runs in 2019 and wins, be rest assured that you will be relieved of duty. Any reasonable man would. Note also that if you are relieved now, it is perfectly normal. Could you imagine a cabinet secretary in the USA saying that he or she would vote for another person in upcoming election against President Trump! Think again.

    • Justice Equity

      Buhari is an unmitigated disaster, a calamitous ineptitude per excellence, buhari is a terrible error of judgment that had undermined the economy ,social wellbeing, cohesion, unity,brotherhood and prosperity of Nigeria.
      Only men and women whose progenitor fell from the sky,the Judas Iscariot offsprings, the evil chameleons, the treacherous mischievous hypocrites ,should be talking about a buhari candidacy beyond 2017.any sincere, truthful, patriotic Nigerian will tell this national disaster to go home and rest because he had caused enough damage already against Nigerian nation.

      • Anonymous

        Buhari is not bad, its just that he is a dullard, a semi-illiterate who cant give what he does not have, Nigerians were left disatisfIed with the way PDP ran Nigeria for 16 years and PDP was shamelessly and apologetically boasting of running Nigeria like that for another 50 years, Buhari was the better of 2 poor choices and only opitojn to get rid of PDP, and even in 2019, if PDP does not admit, apologies and make clear intentions of doing far better than even APC, people will still be forced to vote for Buhari, even if he is a poor choice.

        • IBRAHIM DAUDA

          No alternative to Buhari and APC. Nigeria will be great again, majority and partrotic Nigerians are behind Muhammadu Buhari, and he will succeed IN SHA ALLAH. GOD BLESS NIGERIA AND NIGERIANS Aameen.

      • IBRAHIM DAUDA

        PDP apologist, they are dead and buried as long as Buhari is alive whether he contest or not APC will win’ For your information Buhari will live beyond 80 years and he will complete his second term in good health under one Nigeria. God bless Nigeria and Nigerians Aameen.

        • Justice Equity

          The prayer of every patriotic citizens of Nigeria is that buhari should turn a new leaf and live a fulfilled life and live out his God given years whether 80,90 or a 100 years. No patriotic citizen will be happy hearing about the death of his president, but no matter what we wish buhari ,Gods perfect will is the ultimate.
          What Nigerians want from buhari is for him to turn a new leaf ,depart from iniquities, be a sincere, truthful and a loving father to all Nigerians irrespective of tribe, race, ethnicity and religion.
          The holy book says that righteousness exalts a nation but sin is a reproach to any people, it also says that evil shall slay the wicked,and those that hate the righteous shall be desolate.
          If buhari repents from his hypocrisy, hate,clannish, tribal, ethnic and religious bigotry ,and do justice, equity and fairness, God shall be with him and no weapon fashioned against him shall ever prosper.but if he remain stiff necked,proud, haughty and unrepentant,Gods word can never return to God void.let him that have ears listen and take heed,not even a billion SAI BABARIANS can battle with God.

    • Uzoma

      “Could you imagine a cabinet secretary in the USA saying that he or she
      would vote for another person in upcoming election against President
      Trump!”

      If you have been following the news you’d know Trump’s appointees are saying worse. For example, did his Secretary of State not say he spoke for himself when made his statements regarding the “some fine people” among the neo-Nazis?

      • 0tile

        That can never happen in one Nigeria. If it happened in Nigeria the Secretary of State and other cabinet members would rush home and dig out their swastikas in full support of the president. Have you seen any Buhari minister oppose Buhari’s shameless discriminatory practices against the South East people?

        • IBRAHIM DAUDA

          If not all, many of those that criticized him has resigned or sack.

          • 0tile

            What are you talking about? Who has resigned from Imam Buhari’s well paid cabinet?

    • 0tile

      What are you talking about? Buhari must be out of his senses to run again.

  • Justice Equity

    If buhari has any atom of integrity in him,if buhari has any atom of honor, if buhari has any atom of sensibility, he should show it now by apologizing to Nigerians for the evil he brought upon our nation within a very short space of time ,and then resign forthwith. Buhari is the worst thing that can happen to any nation, buhari is the worst thing that can happen to any people.
    Buhari have destroyed Nigerian economy, can you imagine that the only achievement that buhari and his bankrupt government is celebrating is an economic growth of 0.55 percent after 28 months as president, even when all indices point to the facts that the growth is only ephemeral and not real on ground, buhari have destroyed Nigerian economy, destroyed Nigerian unity,destroyed truth in governance of Nigeria and replaced it with lies,falsehoods and propaganda, buhari have made Nigerians to start seeing themselves as enemies instead of brothers, buhari have introduced cheating, discrimination, marginalization, malice, vindictiveness and hate bigotry as official governance tool in Nigeria.buhari is a curse on Nigeria.
    May Gods punishment be upon the generation of any man or woman that shall ever contemplate 2019 with buhari candidacy again.
    How can a generation hate their nation to such an extent.

    • Jon

      Buahari is not sensitive to multi-ethnic make-up of Nigeria and therefore, he is not fit to be President of the Senate, talk-less the President of Nigeria

    • Ken

      You have said it all. Buhari really destroyed the economy. Inflation rate is over 16 %. Prices of food have soared beyond the reach of the people. We need competent hands to handle the economy. Apc is a complete failure

    • ACTION MAN

      Does your u god teaches you to curse? And does he make your causes come to pass? If not be careful so that these curses don’t return to you. God Almighty is merciful, gracious and kind to all men irrespective of our sins and failings. I encourage to trust Him. He will give you the grace to tolerate other people, their opinions, their weaknesse and their failures

      • Dacoster

        Dude, you can tolerate people, it doesn’t mean you have to vote for them or want them to lead you.

        • ACTION MAN

          So you must curse those who decide to support the candidates you don’t support? Amazing? Pls go back and red his comments well before you conclude. Thanks.

    • IBRAHIM DAUDA

      Come 2019 only God know those that will witness it. Wish you what you wish others.

  • Arabakpura

    The woman has spoken in parables! We heard her loud and clear!

    • Talk is Cheap

      Talk is Cheap. Action is louder than words. Let her take a walk from the Buhari’s government instead of this senseless bravado parable talk. Simple

  • curseless

    None of the old politician is a panacea for Nigeria myriad of problems. The country can not advance if we don’t sever the cord with the old brigade simply because we need someone who has a new idea and can change the paradigm for governance. Someone who sees Nigeria first before self and who sees all sections of Nigeria as his/her constituencies. Atiku can not meet that challenge for he only wants to do one thing, and that is put in his resume that he once ruled Nigeria

    • True Talk

      You made a point. Nigeria deserves someone else not this man as he will not add value to this country at all.

      • 0tile

        That is your opinion.

  • thusspokez

    “Atiku is my godfather even before I joined politics,” she said in Hausa. “And again, Baba Buhari did not tell us that he is going to run in 2019.”

    Gosh this woman is so backward and benighted.

    One is her godfather and the other is her Baba. With the likes of this woman — with antiquated view and parochial mindsets — as minister, one could just can see why Nigeria is regressing to the pre colonial times.

    • 0tile

      What do you expect from Buhari’s hand-picked appointee? You must be expecting too much from Buhari’s ministers and relatives running roughshod over hapless Nigerians.

      • absam777

        Point of correction and for the record, She was nominated by Atiku into the cabinet and not hand-picked by PMB

        • Otile

          Atiku cannot choose ministers for Imam. Imam does his own point and kill.

  • Wikileaks

    There was a rumour last week about a cabinet reshuffle. Possibly she got feelers her name is on the list of those to be sacked.

  • Bright Ezeh

    Politics and God fatherism , l know that many APC members will be disappointment because buhari does not condole corruption,

    • Olusola

      Why do you think so? Many of us that voted PMB are not APC members, we just wanted the best for Nigeria. I cannot tell you today that I will support PMB in 2019, it is fingers crossed based on who are the front runners. Politics is not do or die.

  • thusspokez

    Although the former vice president has not publicly declared his intention, he is believed to be strategizing and building a coalition for the 2019 elections.

    Nigerian politicians are mostly amateur and inept when it comes to formulating political strategy. For example presidential candidates who make themselves front runners too early ahead of even their parties primary never win their party’s candidacy let alone win the presidential election.

    Early show of one’s hand means that one exposes oneself to potential (unknown) rival candidates who will all secretly plot to disrupt and kill off one’s chances.

  • aboki

    When the construction of Manbila Hydroelectric project was announced most of these noise makers are no where to be found as they were mute with no comments.
    When Railway projects across Nigeria was awarded their PAY MASTERS are in mourning state and reflecting what they could not do with regrets.
    When the Nigerian DeTigris won the African Basketball in Mali it’s a non issue not worth applauding or celebrating.
    When prizes of patrol and gas crashed the SADIST are not happy as they don’t mean well for great Nigeria.
    When BOS announced the Nation’s exiting in RECESSION the unpatriotic are chanting fouls
    When our Super Eagles of Great Nigeria are beating Cameroon in 2018 World Cup qualifier the noise makers are confused .
    They are now having field day with non issue.
    2019 is by the corner and voters would definitely vote in Nigeria at various polling stations not through internet or premium time.
    It’s ONE MAN one vote with card reader verification as the case may be.
    Nigeria we hail thee!

    • sab

      Aboki, please is this the first time Nigeria would qualify for the World Cup? Is this also the first time Nigeria has won the Afrobasketball championship? Or is this the first time Railway contract is being awarded? Please save us from this your sawered analogy.

    • IBRAHIM DAUDA

      God bless you.

  • AFRICANER

    If care is not taken, there are still some ignorant people who may yet, vote for Buhari if he ran for the 5th time in 2019. That’s a sin!

    • Abu-Mu’awiya

      This is your perception and your interest but not of majority Nigerians.

      • AFRICANER

        It’s not a matter of perspective or perception; the country is not working, the people are not freely making their choices, the elections are rigged; you don’t know what a majority want.

        In a civilized clime, Buhari would not get the votes of more than his family, if that.

        He would not even be qualified to run because he has to show his WASC.

        • LagosBoy

          This is just your opinion only because you are not majority.

        • Julius

          Why don’t you run with your WASC …We won’t even ask you to show it.

    • Julius

      Just like some voted for Jonathan !

  • Abu-Mu’awiya

    Sorry madam you made a grave mistake politically because Atiku is irrelevant now in Nigerian political landscape and can not make any impact in any election be it in ward,local government,state or national level.

  • No RESTRUCTURING, No ELECTIONS

    My Dear Minister, enough of Northern President. A support for a Northern president in 2019 a declaration of war. We can’t afford yet again another mediocre, clueless Northern president. This s how the people of the East and South see it. In any case, NO RESTRUCTURING, NO ELECTIONS in 2019.

  • Mansor

    Why should an Atiku be an issue here? You mean it is not time for Nigerians to begin to shop for real smart and intelligent and CLEAN people for presidency? How can an Atiku change things? How can an Atiku move Nigeria from a consumer nation to an industrialized producer nation? Can an Atiku so useless and unpatriotic to set up a University and name it after another country (America) have the will to be creative to make Nigeria compete on world stage? Or will he be a president who will want Nigerians to clap for him whenever he concludes a deal to buy arms & amunition from America and UK? Can an Atiku as president be sane enough to accept treatment in a Nigerian hospital when his terminal ailment arrives? Finally, are Atiku’s children studying in any Federal University? If not, he is not qualified.

  • Ben

    Universities = On strike
    Hospitals = On strike

    …But Buhari and his family don;t recieve treatment and attend schools in Nigeria. So is Atiku. Neither of these two clowns and undesirables deserve presidency. My honest opinion!

  • Dacoster

    Nigeria is not working and if anyone thinks the solution is to elect Atiku as President, then Nigeria will never work. As much as I would hate to say this but Nigeria would have to break up by force.

  • You miss road

    You don’t slice stock fish on the back of a cat fish. You cannot condemned the master you are serving in exchange of praises for the master you intend to serve in future. It doesn’t make sense.

  • Liberty

    Taraba people should thank God that a goddaughter did not become their governor back in 2015.

    • Exactly my thought!

    • Alesh

      But another godson clinched it. An Atiku loss is Danjuma gain. They are all rogues.

      • Liberty

        True!!!

    • Julius

      Atiku will NEVER become the President of Nigeria…period. Write it down.

  • Daniel Ikwuagwu

    Some say she’s sincere and frank. I think she lacks decorum and tact. I have listened to her severally in the past and had been a bit miffed by a comment or two which were off the mark. Her recent adulation of Atiku and avowed loyalty to same while still under the government of Buhari lacks basic ingredients of tact and loyalty. She should have resigned and crossed over to work for Atiku’s success if she had any integrity at all within her rather than attempt to cause upheaval (which she has) within the “court of the king” whom she has now unwittingly told, like an impulsive spoilt child, that her loyalty rests with another.

    • deriBest

      Very sad–the thoughts of an Ibo man–pretend and pretend u love him———–even if he kills all the Ibos in the south east we should pretend we love him–U see the trouble with my people—we should all continue to pretend all is well—while we are dying—–She has spoken her mind like a brave woman would—–Let the sycophants continue to hero worship bingo Subaru Buhari—-

      • You miss road

        What has igbo got to do in his comments? Why must you bring ethnic sentiments to all issues? . Na wao

      • Daniel Ikwuagwu

        Am trying hard to understand your comment. You may go on living in your castle built in thin air, with deep hate and incomprehensible level of ignorance of what should be, I choose to pursue life and whatever cause with decorum, objectivity, and truth . And if I should choose one to lead my cause, I would choose one who has the core ingredient of leadership. South east is in a mess because we made it so.Lets clean up our mess first internally. But first, leadership is KEY. We haven’t learnt to choose right and follow right. I follow no incurable bigot and I owe no one an apology. If I must build a home or help forge a new territory, it will not be on a foundation of hate and clueless-ness. Now, I am a NIGERIAN. A proud one. Shalom.

  • Mentusk

    Never mind who this lady will vote for, what has she achieved for women since she got her portfolio for women affairs. She should be speaking on behalf of downtrodden Nigeria women, countless number of young girlls and women being raped on daily basis, underage girls forced into marriage, protection of young single mother some who contemplate and even go on to sell their children out of desperation.
    Who she votes for is entirely her business, even if she gets sacked as a result of her uncouth utterances she definitely will not leave any vacancy as her impact has not been felt by Nigeria women. Some will consider good riddance.

    • Netanyahu

      Whose impact has been felt in the entire cabinet, including head of monkeys and baboons? It’s been a colossal waste of time and space, failure.

  • Boss

    Atiku was the arrowhead of the group that installed Saraki as Senate President. He led the refusal of Saraki group in APC to abide by the APC caucus shadow election with the plan to make a deal with PDP. Saraki and his group have been the most difficult obstacle in the fight against corruption.
    It should now be apparent to Buhari that many of the people he put in position do not really share his vision; Aisha Buhari was correct in her assessment of the situation over a year ago. How can a person whose head is with Atiku for 2019 wish Buhari to succeed? What will they use for campaign if the man is successful?

    • Owenz

      Why are we concerned with PMB, we have seen what he can do. The country has to move forward. The man should go and take care of his health first. Anyway, he would have known that some people helped him politically. On his own with APP and CPP, he did not achieved much

  • FEMI A USA

    She is entitled to her choice and loyalty has its privileges. To those ingrate Yoruba politicians who despise the godfather and godmother they are all naked in the market dancing. This All Purpose Corruptions party can now see the writing on the wall.

  • Gabriel Olasebikan

    “He is yet to tell me (if he’ll seek re-election) but I have decided as
    his wife, that if things continue like this up to 2019, I will not go
    out and campaign again and ask any woman to vote like I did before. I
    will never do it again,”—- Aisha Buhari.

    ” And 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…”—- Aisha Alhasan.

    Aisha in Islam is the last and most junior wife of the Prophet(SAW). In Islamic theology, Aisha the wife of the Prophet is known and referred to as “Mother of the Believers”. A stateswoman, scholar, mufti, and judge, Aisha combined spirituality,
    activism and knowledge and remains a role model for many Muslim women
    today. In Sunni tradition, Aisha is thought to be scholarly and inquisitive. She contributed to the spread of Muhammad’s message and served the Muslim community for 44 years after his death.

    Aisha’s lineage is clear. She belonged to the Banu Taym, a sub-clan
    of the tribe of Quraysh, to which her mother, Um Ruman, and father, Abu
    Bakr belonged. Abu Bakr was a wealthy merchant and powerful tribal
    leader in Mecca, as well as a close companion of Muhammad and first
    Caliph of Islam. As such, Aisha enjoyed a privileged childhood, learning
    to read and write at a young age. As a girl of great beauty, intelligence, and lineage.

    Aisha contributed to transmitting over 2000 sayings of the Prophet (Hadiths).She was able to account for even the most intimate aspects of personal behaviour through her contributions of Hadith sayings.

    This report is on Aisha Alhassan, but could it be so much a coincidence that Aisha Alhassan and Aisha Buhari who share the same name (Aisha) be carrying the genes of the “Mother of the Believers”? By their pronouncements about Buhari and 2019, they are on the same page.

    What do these Aisha’s know of PMB that mighty men dont see or know? Why have these two Aisha’s decided to tow the path of “Mother of the Believers”? Like the “Mother of the Believers”, Aisha Buhari and Aisha Alhassan have combined spirituality,
    activism and knowledge and they are role models for many Muslim women
    today, they are equally enjoyed a privileged childhood, learnt
    to read and write at a young age, and are women of great beauty, intelligence, and lineage.

    Thank you for standing out where men have so far failed,yes indeed you are both great in the eyes of your creator. While others have chosen to be hypocrites,you have chosen to tell PMB the truth. His blood shall not be in your hands. You shall stand vindicated on judgement day.

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    President Muhammadu Buhari,s minister for women affairs, Hajia Aisha Alhassan, must be removed and replaced immediately by president Muhammadu Buhari, for openly coming out against president Muhammadu Buhari,s re-election in 2019.
    Hajia Aisha Alhassan, must urgently be removed and replaced with someone who wouold focus on the women affairs and not turn out to be insubordination to president Muhammadu Buhari,s cabinet in September, 2017 halfway to 2019 expiration of current tenure.She is a green snake in the roof-top that can not be ignored by president Muhammadu Buhari.President Muhamamdu Buhari, has made a full recovery from his ill-health and he is yet to openly announce to Nigerians, home and diaspora that he is not seeking re-election in order to complete all his change policies to lift Nigeria forward on solid platform hence, insubordination can not be ignored. Hajia Aisha Alhassan, betrays president Muhammadu Buhari personally and she must be removed from the cabinet..

    • Gabriel Olasebikan

      Aisha Buhari must be divoreced too. What did Aisha Alhassan say that Aisha Buhari had not said? Dr Kolawole,please respond to the questions i asked.

  • Solomon U. Ernest Akacha

    It’s a shame! A supposedly role model is declaring support for a candidate on account of merely being her godfather! What she just declared is that no matter how good Buhari may be, she’ll support Atiku in 2019 even if he’s incapable of holding that position. She’s a bad influence in politics! She should have kept quiet till they both declare their intentions to contest and then resign honourably and quietly switch her allegiance. She does not deserve to be a minister!

    • AlBsure23

      She is open, honest and fearless. You should commend her for boldness. This is what we want from politicians, not hypocrisy and deceit. For the records, I’m not her fan.

      • Bzone

        So she is supporting Atiku not because he is a better candidate but because he is her ‘political godfather’? Our mentality sef, and we wonder why we are still backward and never progress

        • AlBsure23

          Godfather concept is not a negative phenomenon. It’s synonyms are mentorship, role model, facilitator etc. There is godfather in religious settings like baptism. Such serves as role model or mentor. It seems that your mind went to the negative immediately you read godfather in the news. Be open minded friend.

    • Netanyahu

      She is not a hypocrite like you, a back-stabber. She is honest, courageous and trustworthy. She stands for what she believes in.

      • okenwa

        Atiku ona ete ya?

    • Engr Habu

      She never supported him even then, she voted and campaigned for atiku during the apc primaries so it’s an established fact that she has been an atiku supporter.

    • Maverick

      Whatever! Atiku is a lesser evil compared to Buhari!

      • Onike24

        People like you deserve the suffering in Nigeria.

  • Nuorah

    Good mama Taraba

  • Agba

    My own yoruba leader let ODUDUWA people down,by supporting hausa fulani to fight Biafra war,see today education and development is gone in my beloved Ododuwa region and bye bye to education what a shame.We should have be on our own and our live will better than this mess we in today.With all our education,we refuse to see the future then,O ma se ooo,awa yoruba ba aiye ara wa je,notori ijekuje,ati je ojo ola awon omo wa mo ounje.Yoruba roonuuuu,by Herbet Ogunde.

  • sirOscie

    Your choice is a welcome one…Atiku is the man for Nigerians, Buhari has shown he cares less about Nigerians and the challenges we are facing..

  • Yahuza Ibrahim

    IT IS AN INDICATION THAT YOU WERE ONE OF THE FEW THAT VOTED FOR HIM IN THE LAST PRIMARY ELECTIONS THAT HE BECAME A DISTANT THIRD.

    • Politico2019

      @okakuoofbenin:disqus

      Buhari’s APC government has no chance of success as a house divided against itself.
      Vocal party members are publicly stepping out to show Buhari a red card to stop the
      continuance of his failed government and prevent any reelection bid. That’s what’s
      most important in the tragedy of Buhari whom the APC rank and file can no longer
      support on his mediocre records in office. Almost everything was made worse by
      gross incompetence of Muhamadu Buhari. Education was devalued; the national
      currency was devalued; public morality was devalued with one-sided counterfeit
      war against corruption; just as trust was devalued by Buhari’s glaring nepotism,
      as national unity was devalued alongside, by Buhari’s preferment of Muslims.

  • Okakuoofbenin

    Atiku like every politician in Nigeria is no saint, but he will definitiv get the block votes in the SS ,SE and to a large exent SW because of his Common Sense stand on Restructuring. Madam Taraba is honest and should be appiauded for her uncommon principle in the filthy Nigeria Political sphere.

    • Arabakpura

      Moreover Atiku has wife-representatives from all the regions and even physical investments! Buhari’s investments are majorly located in Katsina and London!

  • Arabakpura

    Perhaps she is a woman of substance whose intention may be to preempt Buhari into action as Buhari has since been suffering from inertia and needed a compelling force like her to be propelled!

  • Recycling leaderships in Nigeria has been the problems and obstacles to our progress. Atiku cannot and should never return to an elective office in Nigeria. Political prostitutes that crisscross political landscape without ideologies and patriotism. Atiku is one of them. Nigeria is 190 millions strong with the richest human capital in black race. Again we need a new generation of Nigerians to deliver this great nation from the suffocating clutches of these same old selfish career politicians.

  • JJ

    Another indication that Buhari is a mere scarecrow. There is nothing special in what the woman is saying. PMB’s wife – Aisha has already told us the same thing. The man is not in charge. He’s a mere scarecrow. He’s not what we thought he was. Buhari is another big disappointment.

    • Julius

      So, if he is in charge the woman will not be telling us what she think its right ? lolz. Think about that.

  • Mavus

    Your support for Atiku does not translate to victory for him. The masses will decide.