National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bolaji Abdullahi, said the party has not asked Women Affairs Minister, Sen. Aisha Alhassan, to resign over her recent comments.
He also said that her appearance at the party’s National Secretariat, Abuja, on Thursday, was not a summon.
The minister, who had been in the eye-of-the-storm over her comment on her choice of presidential aspirant for the 2019 election, had a closed-door meeting with the party’s leadership at the secretariat.
She had said that she would support former Vice President Atiku Abubakar if he showed interest in the 2019 presidential race, explaining that he is her “godfather’’.
At the end of the meeting which lasted about two hours, Alhassan directed all questions to the party’s publicity secretary.
However, Abdullahi disclosed that the minister had just a meeting with leadership of the party, but “was not asked to resign her position as may be speculated’’.
“No, that did not come up, what we said was that we understood the context in which she said what she said.
“But, it was an act of indiscretion for someone occupying the position she is occupying in the party to make that kind of statement,’’ he explained.