Aisha Alhassan, the former Minister for Women Affairs and Social Development, has reacted to her loss in the last general elections.
Alhassan, who visited the Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku, was of the opinion that she might not be destined to be governor. “It is God that gives power not anybody. You may be the best person for the job, if God doesn’t give you, you cannot have it,” she told the governor on Monday at the Government House in Taraba.
“Maybe it is not in my destiny to be the Governor of Taraba State, but somebody has to be there in any case at one time or the other.
We will continue to support you and if there is anything you think we can do for you, I personally will be always available to do that. We are highly delighted to be here and we wish to wholeheartedly congratulate you” she added.
According to the former minister, who contested for the governorship seat in March on the platform of the United Democratic Party (UDP), power comes from God and he gives it to whoever he desires. She gave assurance of her willingness to support the programmes and policies of the state government.
She explained that she and her supporters have no other state than Taraba, stressing that they have a responsibility to support the government in any way they can. Alhassan also said the visit and her decision to support the governor was to ensure that the success of his administration and progress of the state for the good of the people.
She stated, “you’re the commander of the rescue mission, so we have all joined the rescue team … on behalf of myself and my party loyalists, UDP, and all their supporters in Taraba State, we wish to congratulate you heartily. In a contest of this nature, somebody has to win while others lose. I lost not victoriously, but gallantly.”
Alhassan contested the Taraba governorship election in 2015 on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) but lost to Governor Ishaku. She later defected from APC to UDP In 2018, to contest for the same position in 2019 and lost again to the governor.