The Taraba State secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was left in a confused and shattered state yesterday as former minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, who recently resigned her appointment and dumped the APC, moved in to retrieve all the properties she donated to the party’s state secretariat in Jalingo.
According to Mr Aaron Artimas, APC publicity secretary in the State, Alhassan removed computers, furniture, rugs, air-conditioning sets and tables she had bought for the political party when she was a member.
“We find this development shameful, unfortunately it is true. The former minister has emptied the office she furnished when she was a member of the APC,” Artimas told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Wednesday in Jalingo.
Artimas said that the party leadership obliged her request and watched as she removed everything from the party secretariat, and expressed surprise that the former minister stooped so low to recover even minor items she had donated to the party.
“It is amazing to us because Aisha Alhassan was the highest beneficiary of the party in the state,” he claimed. It is a very shameful action, but we shall leave her to her conscience,” he said.
Reacting, however, Alhassan said though she did not order the removal of the items, but supported it because of the injustice the party meted to her.
“I bought the items with my money; when my boys told me they were removing them from the party secretariat, I gave them the go ahead because the APC does not deserve anything of mine,” she told NAN in an interview from Abuja.