A Lesson In Perseverance as Mama Taraba Makes History Becoming Nigeria’s First Female Governor

APC’s and Mama Taraba Senator Aisha Alhassan perseverance in challenging the victory and declaration of Ishaku as the winner of the election, finally bared fruit and has changed the course of history with the emergence of Nigerias 1st female Governor coming from the most conservative region of the country.

APC gubernatorial candidate for Taraba State, Sen. Aisha Alhassan is pictured during accreditation at Lamorde primary school ward in Jalingo, April 11, 2015. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
APC gubernatorial candidate for Taraba State, Sen. Aisha Alhassan is pictured during accreditation at Lamorde primary school ward in Jalingo, April 11, 2015. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Aisha Alhassan has been declared the winner of the April 11 governorship election in Taraba state, thus making her Nigeria’s first female governor-elect.

This was after a Taraba state governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja nullified the election of Governor Darius Ishaku of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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‎According to Vanguard, the tribunal headed by Justice Musa Danladi Abubakar declared Alhassan, popularly referred to as Mama Taraba, as the bonafide winner of the election.
The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is also among the ministerial nominees who were screened and confirmed by the Nigerian Senate.

With this turn of events, President Muhammadu Buhari will have to shop for a replacement for the minister-designate in the coming days.

At the hearing, Abiodun Owonikoko (SAN), the counsel to the petitioners, made an adoption in his final written addresses, urging the tribunal to return the first petitioner, Alhassan, as the elected governor of the state.

Courtesy TheCable

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