Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has thrown his weight behind comments made by the Minister for Women Affairs and Social Development, Aisha Alhassan, about President Muhammadu Buhari.
Aisha Alhassan was seen in a video endorsing the former vice president for 2019.
In an interview with BBC, the minister also stated that she would not support Buhari if he decides to seek re-election in 2019.
Speaking on Saturday through his media adviser, Paul Ibe, Atiku said the All Progressives Congress (APC) is a coalition and that appointees have the right to keep their allegiance with whosoever they please.
Ibe told Daily Post that, ”There’s really nothing to say. It’s like stating the obvious.
The Minister couldn’t have said it any better, likewise we can’t help say it any better.
In fact, she spoke the minds of many Nigerians and don’t forget that everyone has a right of association.
Even then president is aware of the Minister’s support for former VP Atiku; they (APC) know.
So it should not surprise anybody because it is not a secret that the Minister has been behind us.
Let me tell you, in the federal cabinet, other ministers have their views; they have people they support.
People forget APC is coalition and when people from different background unite, you cannot expect stakeholders to forget their root.
What the Minister did was an act of courage and we thank and commend her. We advise those who share similar opinion to also speak out.”