Aisha Alhassan recently defected from the ruling APC

Former women affairs minister and  governorship candidate of the United Democratic Party (UDP), Aisha Alhassan, fondly called Mama Taraba, has received 50,000 APC defectors into the Taraba state chapter of the party.

Alhassan, who recently defected from the ruling APC after she was screened out of the race for the party’s governorship ticket, assured the defectors in Jalingo of equality and justice in the UDP.

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Speaking on behalf of the defectors, former chieftain of the APC in the state, Uba Mairiga, said, “due to unfair treatment and injustice against me and my supporters, I have decided to leave the APC with over 50,000 of my supporters to the UDP.

He also said, “My supporters and I have left APC and would work for the success of the UDP at all levels in the state.”