Aisha Alhassan, former minister of women affairs, is dead.
Alhassan, popularly known as ‘Mama Taraba’, died on Friday from an unknown illness, according to TheCable.
She resigned from President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration in 2018, due to doubts of her political loyalty.
Alhassan later contested the Taraba State governorship election months later.
After she failed to secure the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket for the poll, she decamped to the United Democratic Party (UDP), where she emerged as the party’s candidate for the gubernatorial election.
She lost in the election and returned to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), where she had been before joining the APC.
Before defecting to APC in 2015, the former minister contested and won the election for the senatorial seat of Taraba North in 2011 under the PDP.