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Nigerians are reacting to the declaration by Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan aka Mama Taraba that she would support former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar for presidency in 2019.
In a video circulating, Mama Taraba noted that President Muhammadu Buhari has not informed his appointees that he will run in 2019.
On Twitter, the respondents were divided; while many spoke in support of Mama Taraba, a few others faulted her comment.
@hero_daniels wrote: Atiku….A-Tink -u can be president but not in 2019.Mama Taraba is out for the raba
@Rouvafe: I don’t understand the fuse behind Mama Taraba supporting Atiku, do you people really want to field Buhari again in 2019?
@iykimo: APC overlords, volunteers and minions suddenly realized that Mama Taraba is grossly incompetent. EFCC, FIRS, AMCON, CCB or DSS will be sent after her for saying she won’t support the failed Messiah in 2019 .
@MrStanleyNwabia: Aisha Buhari that was 1st to withdraw her 2019 support for Buhari Live on BBC dey kampe, it is Mama Taraba famzing Atiku that is worrying U.
@OgbeniDipo: The same folks who are calling Mama Taraba incompetent since last night would have attacked you viciously for saying same 5 days ago.
@yinkanubi Mama Taraba is what you get when you try to make people who don’t give a rats ass about you happy. So much for being Politically Correct.
@sammoyd: Mama Taraba is most probably wilding out after discovering she won’t make the cut for the cabinet reshuffle. Transfer window behaviour.
@MischievousNG: More respect for Mama Taraba. She has more balls than the men in Buhari’s cabinet.
@zulqy77: At least Mama Taraba got more balls than some of you supposed men hiding behind activism to advertise yourself to Atiku.
@douglasknny: All my concern is#Nigeria out of #recession. Whoever Mama Taraba campaign for is her headache not mine.
@ChukwunyereChu5: Mama Taraba has give us the sign that ATIKU, is incharge of the politcal game now in N.W it is clear fire is burning.
@kayodebakre8: Explanation for Mama Taraba’s action.- The cabinet wld be reshuffled soon and some departing ministers already know themselves.
@just2rusty: If mama Taraba decides to align with @atiku while working for@MBuhari its totally up to the president to either leave her or remove her.
@BESTestHANDLEva: First, it was Aisha Buhari Now it’s Mama Taraba Is it only women that have balls in this administration?
@mustafaramalan: Mama Taraba showed rare courage by picking her man. But bcos we like being lied to, we’l call her a traitor. #wakeupyall
@alpha_orikaeze1: Northerners r saying Mama Taraba should resign for endorsing Atiku ’19. U ppl that were saying sth about sharing Northern votes how far?
@otiugochukwu45: I have just been notified by that Mama Taraba will likely sign for TURAKI FC ahead of 2019 league season.
@umohedet333: Mama Taraba has right to campaign for who she wants, perhaps she is not happy with the PMB led administration. #Mama Taraba