EFCC Partners Aisha Buhari on Corruption Fight

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, is collaborating with the office of the wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, to engage Nigerian women in a nation – wide sustainable fight against corruption.

According to EFCC, the programme, which is tagged ‘Nigerian Women Against Corruption’, WAC, was initiated based on the significant role of women in the family and in the society at large.

The programme is scheduled to be flagged off by the wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, in Abuja at the International Conference Centre, on December 7, 2016. WAC is aimed at getting the women to buy into the corruption fight and to raise the consciousness of the consequences of corruption in the minds of their household in particular and also to create awareness of the evil of corruption in the larger society.

Acting Chairman, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, said the women engagement will help develop a comprehensive women-based programme of engagement that will enhance the fight against corruption. He said women would thereafter help to act as watch dogs, foot soldiers and whistle blowers against corruption and to drive the regime of probity and accountability. While speaking on the significance and why women needed to buy into the corruption fight Magu said: “a woman who has the ability to build a home can as well tame the corruption monster”.

While quoting the words of Diana Marriechild, he said “a woman is a full circle; within her is the power to create, nurture and transform”. Significantly, the WAC programme is coming up on December 7, 48 hours before the internationally celebrated anti-corruption day which is Friday, December 9, 2016. The crusade will later be taken to the grass-root through the state and the local governments across the country.

Aisha Buhari flags off medical programme in Sokoto State, targets 3,000 beneficiaries

The wife of the president through her ‘future assured-program’ chose this gesture to commiserate the 10th year anniversary of the Sultan ‘ His Eminence ‘ in callaboration with MMAWT legacy initiative and the state ministries for health , women affairs and local government.

Speaking at the event , Mrs Buhari said that the gesture was also part of her unwavering commitment to the health of Nigerian women, children and other vulnerable groups.
On arrival , the delegation and host went to the sultan’s palace on a courtesy call to his Eminence Muhammad Sa’ad 111 and congratulatory letter presented .

The wife of the president who was represented by the wife of the Speaker Dame Gimbiya Dogara promised to continue such gestures and callaborations nationwide as a way of re-awakening community development by volunteering and bridge building .
The first phase was at a primary school in Kware L.G.A where children were dewormed and giving free Vitamin A .

The flag off of the Medical outreach was held in Dange-Shuni local Government where free screenings , mosquito nets , tests , medications and awareness on the essence of good hygiene and sanitation was given and created .

The target was for 3, 000 persons .
Dr. Kakale Balarabe , commissioner for health high lighted the efforts of the government through his ministry on the swift measures in place to curtail the malaria outbreak in Sokoto and successful implementation of other action aid for numerous diseases across the state .

Diabetics had a clinic alongside the malaria desks, blood pressure , sickle cell and cancer in tow .
The Future assured medical team led by the personal physician to the First Lady , Dr Kamal and 20 health workers worked alongside over 40 Sokoto state health workers in the screening exercise which lasted a whole day .

Dr. Hajo Sani , Dame Paulen Tallen , Pst. Mrs. Florence Umana  , H.E Mairo Almakura ( wife of the Nassarawa state governor ) Haj. Maryam Salihu Ibrahim , some wives of National Assembly members amongst others were in attendance .

The Founder of MMAWT legacy initiative and wife of the Sokoto State governor in her remarks called on indigenes and residents of Sokoto state environs to take sanitation seriously and outlined relevant issues confronting all .

She thanked the Wife of the President for her consistent and admirable support in caring for humanity and impacting on lives through Numerous ways.

The day long program was rounded off by a Private lunch hosted by the wife of Her Eminence , the wife of the Sultan of Sokoto at the palace for the Team.

All of us at MMAWT legacy initiative congratulate all who made it a success.

Aisha Buhari breaks silence since Buhari’s comments

Aisha Buhari, wife of the President and First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, won’t be confined to “the Kitchen, the living room or the other room”, whatever her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari, says.

You can’t keep a pretty, ambitious woman down, even if you are President of the most populous black nation on earth, it appears.

As guest of a Radio show last weekend, host Stanley Azuakola, wondered why no one had heard from Ms. Buhari since her husband told the world media that:  “I don’t know which party my wife belongs to, but she belongs to my kitchen, and my living room and the other room.

According to Azuakola, Ms. Buhari’s comments were ample testaments that she was standing by criticisms of the composition of her husband’s cabinet.

She had also alleged that a cabal has since seized her husband’s presidency, much to her chagrin.

The world has waited for Aisha Buhari’s first comments since her husband dismissed her concerns in Germany, while he stood beside the most powerful woman in the world in German Chancellor, Angela Merkel.

Well, the wait is over.

Ms. Buhari has just sent out the following tweet, complete with pictures of her very pretty self. May we add that her outfit is one to die for as well?

Heading to Brussels to attend a forum where I will be giving the opening remark on “Women’s Role in Global Security“, Aisha Buhari tweeted moments ago.

You go, girl!!!

Let’s break it down—Ms. Buhari will be delivering a keynote address on “Women’s Role in Global Security.” She’ll be up there on that stage addressing other powerful women in the world.

And they’ll all be eating from her palms!

Here comes the new powerful public speaker on global concerns!

Kitchen, bedroom and the other room, be damned!

Female senators trade words over Buhari’s comments on wife.

The controversy trailing the feud between President Muhammadu Buhari and his wife, Aisha snowballed into the Senate yesterday as Senators Biodun Olujimi (PDP, Ekiti South) and Binta Garba Marshi (APC, Adamawa North) exchanged fires over Buhari’s comment.

President Muhammadu Buhari had last week in Germany in his reaction to comments made by his wife that his government had been hijacked and alienated from those who voted for him in 2015 general elections including her, said “Aisha belong in my kitchen, the living room and the other room.”

But reacting to the comment while making her contributions to a motion moved on the recently rescued 21 adopted Chibok girls by the Senate Leader, Ali Ndume, Senator Biodun Olujimi quipped that “our women should not only be in the kitchen; they should be in the Senate too.”

She said: “There are people who are still out there. We need to find them. Every day, we hear that Boko Haram has been conquered and the next minute we hear of bomb blasts. There is confusion everywhere.

“As women, we are proud of our Armed Forces. We also want to appreciate the Red Cross and the federal government who were part of the negotiations. We appreciate all their efforts.”

However, in her own contributions to the motion, Senator Garba countered Olujimi by saying: “I am proud to be in the kitchen and also in the Senate. I am first a woman before a Senator and I am proud to be in the Senate too as a woman.”

She added that “for the girls to have been found, it means there is still hope that the other girls will be found. It is a big joy to mothers, fathers and everyone.”

Earlier, in his remarks, on the motion he moved through a point of order, Ndume recalled how he broke down in tears when he visited the rescued girls at the medical facility of the Department of State Services (DSS).

He particularly called on the Nigeria Air Force to exercise caution whenever they carry out air bombardment in Sambisa forest in order not to killed the remaining adopted girls who maybe in the forest.

“When I went to see the released Chibok girls, I could not hold myself. I broke down in tears. The leader of the girls compelled me to make a promise that the other girls will be returned.

“I was moved to warn the Air Force to be careful when carrying out air raids in Sambisa forest. They should be careful so that they will not kill the remaining girls,” he said.

In his concluding remarks, Deputy President of the Senate who presided during the plenary, hailed the efforts of the Armed Forces and other development partners who played a role in the rescue of the adopted school girls.

He said: “On behalf of the Senate, I want to join others in appreciating God. I want to congratulate the Senate Leader. We are very proud to have these girls rescued. We have been asked several times whenever we have traveled when the girls will be rescued.”

Tony Ademiluyi: Rumble Within The First Family

In the northern part of Nigeria where polygamy is rife, women are supposed to be seen and not heard. Many of them are confined to the Purdah system which almost completely cuts them off from the outside world and restricts their contact to just their immediate families.

It was a surprise that Aisha Buhari played a prominent role in the campaign that brought President Muhammadu Buhari to power last year. She cut the 21st-century picture of a Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti in the way and manner she mobilized the womenfolk to cast their vote for her better half.

The rather conservative nature of Buhari made him do something different from his predecessors in not allowing the office of the First Lady to continue. Since the dark days of IBB, the office had been used as a conduit for all manner of white elephant projects that had no direct impact on the lives of the people. His campaign was anchored on the change mantra and this was the first casualty of his administration.

Unlike Patience Jonathan, Aisha took the backseat and not much has been heard about her. Besides her much-criticized beauty book launch and her spat with Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose, she has been more like a cipher in the current government.

It was a surprise when she granted an interview with the BBC Hausa Service lambasting her husband’s style of governance and openly wailing that a cabal had hijacked his government. She opined that he didn’t even know the majority of his appointees and that many people who didn’t share the vision of the APC were wielding a lot of power and influence and that if this trend continued, she won’t repeat what she did in 2015 with her women’s votes canvassing.

When I first heard about the interview, I thought it was some social media joke or the case of a voice impostor. One recalls that former Northern First Ladies like Late Maryam Babangida, Maryam Abacha, Turai Yar’adua never publicly upbraided their husbands. This was a departure from that established trend. In fact, this would be the first time in the country that a First Lady would openly criticize the administration of her spouse.

Buhari’s reaction that she belonged to the kitchen, his living room, and other room could be taken from divergent contexts. Metaphorically, he could have meant that her position in his government was not constitutionally backed and so her interview had no weight. There was no need to take her seriously. Literarily, it was a gargantuan gaffe as he threw the jab in the presence of Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor who is also a woman. They didn’t meet in the kitchen and the statement portrayed him as a misogynist. Don’t forget that his administration has been accused of not being too women friendly with the ratio of appointments that have been made so far. An article in the Washington Post has been making him look worse than Donald Trump. In a world where a high premium is being placed on women’s rights with the rise of feminism, the excellence of women in hitherto male-dominated fields and the current battle for complete equality of the sexes especially the current campaign for equal pay, Buhari’s ill-thought quip has made him shoot himself in the foot.

He must have been furious that his wife could ‘run her mouth’ as is said in Nigerian parlance in the media but he should have exercised more self-restraint and not make himself a laughing stock in the international community.

There must have been a lacuna in their communication which made her vent her frustration in the media. Personally, that wasn’t the best thing to do. Having being married to him for 27 years, there would have been a better way to draw his attention to the crisis plaguing the country. Some critics are contending that she may have resorted to the outburst since she has been sidelined but whatever her motives whether altruistic or self-serving, the way and manner she went about it was not the best. Every couple goes through their peculiar challenges and public opprobrium has never been the best way to tackle knotty issues. We recall that when Bill Clinton was on the slab in 1998 and was made mincemeat of by Kenneth Starr in the highly sensational trial which led to his impeachment by the House of Representatives for perjury before being mercifully saved by the Senate, Hillary stood like the Rock of Gibraltar behind him. There was a lot of pressure on her to institute divorce proceedings against him especially when the accusers kept swelling in number. Many feminists were urging her to do the needful by becoming the pioneer First Lady to divorce a sitting President but she kept her cool until the storm was over. Hillary never granted an interview to condemn Bill despite the fact that the different media houses would have been willing to break the bank to get such an exclusive from her. I don’t think she would have been a Presidential Candidate if she had succumbed to the cries of the feminists who may have left her in the lurch now. Which brand wants to be touch Monica Lewinsky with a ten-foot pole? Men should be mindful of history.

It’s no news that Nigeria is currently going through a crisis but we should be preoccupied with providing solutions rather than needlessly overheating the polity. Eleanor Roosevelt was a huge source of inspiration to Franklin Delano Roosevelt as she urged him not to quit politics when he was bogged down by polio at 39 which made him wear braces for the rest of his life. She played a behind the scenes role in ensuring that the New Deal program he championed was a resounding success. They would obviously have had their rows but there was a never a public show of it and it’s extremely counter-productive to do so. It would only provide ephemeral pleasure for the adversaries and then you would be left to stew in your own juice.

While Buhari was battling a three-year incarceration under the then IBB regime, his first wife, Safinatu allegedly collected huge sums of money from the self-styled Maradona. This led to their divorce in 1988 as the General couldn’t stomach the apparent betrayal. Will Aisha suffer the same fate as the General may equate this with a betrayal? The unfolding drama would be interesting to follow.

Tony Ademiluyi


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“Aisha belongs in my kitchen and bedroom”, says Buhari.

President Muhammadu Buhari says his wife, Aisha, belongs in his kitchen and “the other room”, apparently a euphemism for the bedroom.

Buhari said this while speaking with journalists in Germany in response to an interview Aisha granted the BBC, where she said that his government had been hijacked.

In the interview, Aisha had also said that she might not support her husband under the present circumstances if he seeks re-election in 2019.

I don’t know which party my wife belongs to, but she belongs to my kitchen and my living room and the other room,” he joked.

I claim superior knowledge over her and the rest of the opposition, because in the end I have succeeded. It is not easy to satisfy the whole Nigerian opposition parties or to participate in the government.”

Buhari is on a three-day visit to Germany.

SR: Pressure Mounts On BBC Not To Air Aisha Buhari’s Explosive Interview.

The BBC Hausa Service is under intense pressure from President Muhammadu Buhari and members of his kitchen cabinet to pre-empt broadcast of the interview granted by his wife, Aisha Buhari.


The interview is due for broadcast on Saturday, but the President is said to have reached out to his wife, who is currently in London, to stop granting further interviews to the media.


In excerpts that have been widely reported in the media, Mrs. Buhari is quoted as saying that the President had ditched those who really worked for his victory in the 2015 election and is instead focusing on those that didn’t participate.


The First Lady was expressing frustration with members of President Buhari’s kitchen cabinet, particularly his nephew, Mamman Daura; and his powerful chief of Staff, Abba Kyari. They are widely-held as having shunted aside those who worked tirelessly for President Buhari to come to power.


She also said the President did not know a majority of his ministers before appointing them to office.
SaharaReporters has also learnt that neither Daura and Kyari voted for Buhari in the last election. A source knowledgeable about the inner situation at the Presidency said neither man possesses a voter’s card or is registered as a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress.


Mrs. Buhari and other members of the APC are frustrated with the President because he has refused to make the changes expected of his government, and continues to empower his nephew to run roughshod on issues of governance. Mr. Daura is reportedly so powerful that Buhari’s ministers have to get his approval to get funds released for their projects.


Our sources gave the example of Daura’s influence when the Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, got funds released to him for the Rio Olympics 2016 after he met and received the blessing of Mr. Daura.


Also recently, President Buhari promised several persons who complained to him about the corrupt elements in his government of plans to make changes, but he never did. Of particular importance are Mr. Kyari and the Secretary to the Government, Babachir Lawal, who are accused of corrupt practices. Also involved is Central Bank Governor Godwin Emefiele, on account of his handling of fiscal issues.


President Buhari has disappointed many in his handling of these and other officers, and his wife of 25 years seems to be leading a revolt by voicing the concern of a majority of the president’s loyalists who feel he has mismanaged the country and the goodwill that followed him into office a year and a half ago. “What I am afraid for them is the rebellion of 15 million people,” says Mrs. Buhari at the end of the excerpt available to the public.

Man Who Named Dog ‘Buhari’ Names Newborn Daughter ‘Aisha’

The man, Joe Fortemose ?Chinakwe, who named his dog after President Muhammadu Buhari, has sparked another social media ‘discourse’ as he named his newborn baby girl, Aisha.


The 30-year-old trader named his child Aisha, purportedly after the wife of the president on Sunday.


It would be recalled that for naming his dog Buhari, Chinakwe was arrested and charged to the Ota Magistrate Court 2, Ogun State by the police with conduct likely to cause breach of public peace, in a case with suit number MOT/617c/2016.


He was, however, freed from detention after he fulfilled his N50, 000 bail condition.


A Lagos based lawyer and human rights activist, Inibehe Effiong, made this disclosure on his Twitter handle.


While some persons are of the opinion that Chinakwe was just after cheap publicity, others say he is a controversial man who would stop at nothing to ‘look for trouble.’


The lawyer tweeted @InibeheEffiong: “Joachim Iroko Chinakwe, the man who named his dog ‘Buhari’ has done it again. He has just called to inform me that he has named his newly born baby/daughter after the wife of @NGRPresident.


He has given his 3-day-old baby two names; Mise and Aisha.


According to him, Mise is a native Delta name which means ‘I am doing it.’ He said that he also named his daughter Aisha, after the wife of @NGRPresident and that she will bear the two names concurrently.


Sincerely, I am short of words. I never for once contemplated this. As a matter of fact, I deliberately refused to ask Iroko what name he intended to give his daughter when he called last Friday, September 2 to intimate me that his wife had given birth.


I do not know what Nigerians will say about this. It is my prayer that this will not also end him in jail since some names seem to have special protection of the @PoliceNG.


Let us hope that this is not another conduct likely to cause a breach of the peace,” he tweeted.

Sokoto Indigenes Threaten To Recall Its Senators Over Aisha

Sokoto Citizens Forum, has said that it may consider sensitizing the people of Sokoto State across the three senatorial districts on the likelihood of commencing the recall of Senators Aliyu Wammako, Ibrahim Gobir and Ibrahim Danbaba over their perceived indisposition to the choice of Mrs. Aisha Abubakar as minister. Briefing newsmen in Sokoto, Secretary General of the group, Malam Isah Suleiman noted that Aisha has the prerequisite public experience that would be useful to Nigeria at this period of financial crisis.

His words: ”We condemn in the strongest of terms the position of Senator Aliyu Wamakko, Senator Ibrahim Gobir and Senator Ibrahim Danbaba on our ministerial nominee. In few days to come, we shall initiate the process of recall from the National Assembly the trite of Senator Wamakko, Senator Gobir and Senator Danbaba whose action has been in our interest.

”Today, our government parade impeccable men and women of integrity and character whose moral standing in the society remain a model for the younger generation. A fitting example of such rare gems of leaders is Aisha Abubakar a princess from the caliphate, whose nomination attracted applause from the length and breadth of this great country.

”Aisha Abubakar is indeed a model of what our leaders should look like. She is a thorough breed of excellence having distinguished herself as public servant per excellence in her over 20 years in the financial and investment sector of the economy. In this era of dwindling oil revenue, Aisha will bring to bear her expertise as a financial guru in diversifying our economy. Aisha Abubakar’s conduct as an anti-corruption crusader will help President Buhari to clean up the Augean Stable of the last administration.”

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Senate Decides On Amaechi, Aisha Today

The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions will today submit its report on the petitions against the nomination of former governor of Rivers State Rotimi Amaechi and Ms. Aisha Abubakar from Sokoto State as ministers.

The report of the committee, which is expected to be debated on the floor of Senate chamber, will determine the fate of Amaechi and Aisha.

Reports say that screening of Amaechi, who was among the first set of ministerial nominees sent to the upper chamber, was stepped down twice. Only he and Barrister Adebayo Shittu, the nominee from Oyo State, are yet to be screened among the first set of nominees submitted by President Buhari on September 30.

Speaking in an interview, the chairman of the committee, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, said the reports on the two nominees are going to be laid at the plenary today.

“We are through with all the two remaining petitions and we are going to submit our report tomorrow (today),” he said.

Read More: dailytrust

Ministerial Screening: Aisha Appears Before Senate Committee

The Ministerial nominee from Sokoto state, Mrs Aisha Abubakar is now before the Senate committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions following a petition written against her nomination.

The petition was laid last Thursday by Senator Ibrahim Gobir seeking her withdrawal.

The senate is set to begin the next round of hearing on Tuesday to confirm 18 nominees from President Muhammadu Buhari as ministers. The other 18 had been confirmed by the senate last week.

Read More: dailytrust

The Revealing Things Aisha Buhari Said At The Appreciation Dinner In Aso Villa

The wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, on Saturday implored politicians who may be picked to work with President Muhammadu Buhari and all his political associates to be careful the way they carry themselves.

She said such people should be wary of the fact that it took her husband 12 years before getting to the position he currently occupies and hence, they should tread with caution.

Mrs. Buhari said this during an “Appreciation Dinner” she hosted in honour of the All Progressives Congress’ women and youths at the old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

She said, “There was nothing that people did not say about the past administration. It is not former
President Goodluck Jonathan that is not good but the people around him.

“So, the people that are going to be around President Buhari have to be very careful because this election ended peacefully.

“We are praying and hoping that people around him should know that it took him 12 years to get to that position and they must know that they are coming to serve the masses, not General Buhari.

“It is the people that are around him that will determine the political health of our state.”

The President’s wife also promised that the current administration would run an open government.

She said government under her husband would be run differently from what was obtainable under Jonathan when people were allegedly asked to be paying huge amount of money in foreign currency before they could see the President or his wife.

“I will like to inform you that in the past regime, whether it is true or false, only God knows, some people were going round and parading themselves as personal assistants.

“If you wanted to see the President’s wife, you will pay $30,000 or $50,000 and if you are seeing the President, you will pay all that you have saved in your lifetime.

“This will not happen in our regime. Whoever asks you to give a single penny in the name of coming to see the President or his wife is not our (member of) staff. He is not an APC member, it is a lie. Don’t be deceived,” she said.

Taking a look at her husband’s 12-year journey towards returning as President, Mrs. Buhari said her active participation in the last electioneering made the difference.

She said she did not take part in the campaigns of her husband’s first three shots at the Presidency because that was how those who surrounded him at that time wanted it.

This time, she said it was a national leader of the APC and a former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, who encouraged her to play an active role.

She also faulted claims that made the rounds ahead of the elections on the alleged gender-insensitivity of her husband, saying they were mere fabrications.

Describing Buhari as the pillar of her success despite the generation gap between the two of them, she said it was the President who encouraged her to go to school.

Mrs. Buhari said, “Many people did not know why I was not appearing for the last three campaigns. I appeared only this time and I think it made a lot of difference. A lot of people said my husband earned four million votes as a result of my campaign.

“We were not sure but with the popularity of my husband, we thought then that he needed female support to cancel all sorts of gender bias people have been attaching to him like that he kept me under a purdah.”

“He had never kept me under a purdah even for a moment since I got married to him…

“My husband is a gender-sensitive human being, having so many girls as his own biological children and then having me as a wife, then you can see the generation gap. He allowed me to go to school. To cut the story short, he is the pillar of my success.”

She thanked Nigerian women and youths for the roles they played towards the success of the last election, saying she was aware of their steadfastness during the electioneering up until the elections proper.

These efforts, she said, contributed significantly to her husband’s success story.

Mrs. Buhari regretted that the number of women that made it to the National Assembly during the current dispensation declined drastically from the number obtainable during the last regime.

She said the current figure was not fair to women and they felt they are not represented.

Mrs. Buhari said something drastic had to be done to address the high rate of divorce in the North, the harrowing experience of widows in the South and the harassment of female students in the nation’s higher institutions.

Earlier, a former governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi, who was the chairman of the event, had thanked Mrs. Buhari and other women for making his job as the Director-General of the Buhari/Osinbajo Presidential Campaign Organisation easier.

Children’s Day: No Child Will Be Left Out Of Incoming APC Government’s Plan, Says Mrs Buhari

The First Lady-in-waiting, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, has assured that the incoming administration to be led by her husband, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) will give topmost priority to the development of children in every geo-political zone of the country.

In a statement to mark the International Children’s Day on Wednesday, May 27, the wife of the president-elect said education was going to be one of the main focuses of the incoming All Progressives Congress government.

“Our children are our future,” she said; adding that “education of our children is the best way to secure the future of our country”, she said.

She also called for the implementation of the Child Rights Act which has been passed by the National Assembly, but which is yet to be adopted by all the states of Nigeria.

“Even if it means adapting the act to suit their specific needs”, she said, explaining that the Child Rights Act must be adopted in every single state of our country.

“No child in Nigeria will be left out of my husband’s plan for Nigeria.

“Every child in every geopolitical zone of the country will be taken care of by the APC federal government”, Mrs. Buhari assured.

I’ll Reclaim My Mandate At The Election Tribunal – ‘Mama Taraba’ Jummai Alhassan

The governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last governorship election in Taraba State, Senator Aisha Jummai Alhassan, has said that the results declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, was not the true reflection of the people’s votes.

Aisha, who stated this yesterday in Jalingo during an interview with journalists, reiterated her stand to challenge the victory of Arc Darius Ishaku of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) until she regains her ‘stolen mandate’.

It would be recalled that Ishaku was declared winner of the Taraba governorship election with 369, 318 votes to Alhassan’s 275, 984 votes.

Speaking on her next line of action, the Senator said “As I’m speaking with you, I have submitted my petition to the tribunal secretary, to challenge the process and outcome of the gubernatorial election which was not the true reflection of Taraba people”.

She also shut down rumours that she had rescinded her decision to go to the Election Tribunal after being assured of a ministerial position by President-elect Muhammadu Buhari, adding that it was a ploy by the PDP to deceive the public.

The APC candidate stressed that it was too early for anybody to begin to peddle such rumours when Mr. Buhari’s government was yet to be inaugurated.

“I have heard these rumours, I’m sure these are PDP rumours because they don’t want me to file this petition.

“They know that the mandate of the people is mine and I am more determined than ever before to get back this mandate given to me by sons and daughters of the state”, she noted.

Mrs. Alhassan expressed the confidence that she would get justice at the Election Tribunal, noting that were “glaring evidence and facts” to prove that she won the governorship election in the state.