The All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to media reports on Thursday on the visit, of Minister of Women Affairs, Senator Aisha Alhassan, which was said to be wrongly reported as a protest to the party’s national secretariat.
The clarification was contained in a statement signed by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, made available on Saturday.
“The attention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been drawn to media reports on Thursday’s courtesy visit on the Party’s National Leadership by the Honourable Minister of Women Affairs, Hajiya Aisha Jummai Alhassan who led a delegation of Taraba APC leaders to the National Secretariat of the Party in Abuja.
“For the records, the widely-covered courtesy visit was not a protest as reported in some sections of the media,” APC said.
It explianed that the Honourable Minister briefed the Party’s leadership on developments and activities of the Taraba APC, post 2015 governorship election in which she contested as the party’s governorship candidate.
The statement explained that the Minister also used the opportunity to convey to the Party’s National Leadership the request of the Taraba APC delegation particularly on citing of federal projects in Taraba State and appointment of qualified Taraba State APC members into yet-to-be occupied appointive positions in the President Muhammabu Buhari-led APC administration.
“At the meeting, the Honorable Minister thanked the President for key appointments made from Taraba State including hers, Ambassador, Director General of Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) amongst others.
“The Party’s leadership promised to consider the request made by the Taraba APC delegation and consult with relevant stakeholders in the Party and government,” it informed.
The party explained that the APC remains proud of the Honourable Minister for leaving more than a few indelible cracks in the glass ceiling as our candidate in the 2015 governorship election in Taraba State.
“She remains strong evidence that APC is the only party willing to give women a real chance,” it added.