President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is neutral and fair to all, Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Sen. Aisha Alhassan, said this yesterday in Sokoto.
She also said that the starting point of women participation in politics was a political party, adding, “That was why I went round to advocate to major political parties. I have not finished yet, I went to my party, APC, I went to PDP and I went to Labour Party. They even said I had moved to PDP because I went to advocate to PDP,” she said.
Fielding questions from journalists in Sokoto, she said, “Nigerian women, whether PDP, APC, APGA are still Nigerian women and my work is to take care of them and see that they are given fair opportunity.
“It is not government that involves women in politics, it is political parties,” she said.
Sen. Alhassan said this less than two months after she told the Hausa Service of the BBC that she would dump the cabinet if former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, would contest the 2019 elections.
Her statement came about the same time when Atiku said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) had sidelined him.
“They used our money and influence to get to where they’re but three years down the line, this is where we are,” Atiku told the Hausa Service of the VOA.
Senator Aisha, who was in Sokoto for the 17thNational Council on Women Affairs and Social Development, noted the present administration was impartial.
“You don’t need to have a godfather or a godson, not in this government, this government is neutral to everybody,” she said.