Senator Aisha Alhassan /Twitter

The National Leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Youth Renaissance has dismissed reports that the Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, (Mama Taraba) was tear-gassed and denied access to the party’s secretariat.

In a statement by its national secretary, Collins Edwin, the group said neither Mama Taraba nor any minister in the President Muhammadu Buhari government was tear-gassed.

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The group said: “The Minister is a loyal party member and was not involved in any kind of protest or disorderliness at the party secretariat on Monday and so we wonder how the purveyors of such hallucinating stories came about with their junk report.

“We therefore urge journalists and editors of the various news organizations to always cross check their facts before publishing their stories to the reading public so as to avoid overheating the polity as we draw closer to 2019.”