– The minister of women affairs, Aisha Alhassan is currently attending Federal Executive Council meeting with Buhari
– Alhassan had last week said that she would support vice president Atiku Abubakar even if Buhari seeks re-election in 2019
– She had also noted that she was not afraid of losing her job because of her support for Atiku
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday September 13 presided over the Federal Executive Council (FEC) with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and cabinet ministers in attendance.
NAIJ.com gathered that the meeting which was held at the Presidential Council Chamber, started at exactly 11:00 am.
The weekly meeting did not hold last Wednesday due to lack of time for ministers to prepare memos for discussion after the Eid-el-Kabir holiday.
It was observed that the minister of women affairs and social development, Sen. Aisha Alhassan, attracted the attention of the photo journalists in the chamber.
The action of the journalists might not be unconnected with the minister’s recent remarks on 2019 presidential election.
Mrs. Alhassan, was on September 7, alleged to have submitted her resignation letter to the office of the Chief of Staff to the President following her remarks about the presidential ambition of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar.
The minister was later quoted in an interview with State House correspondents as saying that she would rather resign as minister than abandon Mr. Atiku “if he decides to run for presidential elections in 2019’’.
Gov. Ibikunle Amosun and some chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had called on Mrs. Alhassan to resign as minister for declaring that she would not support Buhari in 2019.
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“The minister is entitled to her opinion; but I would have saluted her if she had resigned her appointment because she cannot blow hot and cold at the same time,” Mrs. Amosun said at a book launch in Abeokuta (NAN).
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that a Presidency source revealed why President Muhammadu Buhari may still retain Aisha Alhassan in his cabinet
Watch this NAIJ.com TV video about how Nigerians reacted to 2019 Buhari campaign posters flooding the streets: