President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, met with the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate for Taraba State, Senator Aisha Alhassan aka Mama Taraba.
Alhassan along with other APC supporters paid a courtesy visit to Buhari in Abuja.
During the meeting, Buhari urged Alhassan, who lost the governorship elections to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Darius Ishaku, not to give up her ambition.
According to the president-elect, “In 2007, we tried to have a limited merger and became ANPP and again, I participated and was told I lost. I went to court for 20 months up to the Supreme Court and I felt that my party was not fair to me. While I was in court, the leadership of the party proceeded and took two marginal ministries and a post of a senior adviser in late Yar’adua’s cabinet. That disgraceful behavior, displayed by the party leadership, caused me leave the party and we floated the CPC. Again, I attempted in 2011 and lost again, I was in court for about eight months and I contested now for the fourth time under APC having successfully gone through with the merger of the three legacy parties.
“So, Aisha, don’t give up. You are younger and this is your first attempt. I contested three times and this is my fourth attempt. I hope that you succeed in the court. I am impressed by the quality of Taraba people you brought here. I think that the whole of Taraba is here and I am very grateful for that.”