President Muhammadu Buhari presided over today’s Federal Executive Council meeting, his second since returning to the country from medical vacation in the UK.
But all the attention was on Women Affairs Minister, Aisha Al-Hassan, who has been the subject of media attention since a video went viral of her saying she would wouldn’t support President Buhari in 2019, if former Vice President Abubakar Atiku runs for the presidency.
Alhassan arrived the meeting fifteen minutes before Buhari, to a warm reception from other ministers.
A video of Alhassan in which she appeared to be campaigning for former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar for president in 2019 went viral last week.
She would later told the BBC Hausa service that even if President Buhari sought re-election, she would campaign for Atiku.
The All Progressives Congress has called for her sack while Nasir el-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna state, said Buhari was advised against appointing her as minister.