The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday September 13th, 2017 presided over the Federal Executive Council (FEC) with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and cabinet ministers in attendance.
The meeting which was held at the Presidential Council Chamber, started at exactly 11:00 am.
According to newsmen the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Sen. Aisha Alhassan, attracted the attention of the photo journalists in the chamber.
The action of the journalists might not be unconnected with the minister’s recent remarks on 2019 presidential election.
Alhassan, was on Sept. 7, alleged to have submitted her resignation letter to the office of the Chief of Staff to the President following her remarks about the presidential ambition of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar.
The minister was later quoted in an interview with State House correspondents as saying that she would rather resign as minister than abandon Atiku “if he decides to run for presidential elections in 2019’’
Gov. Ibikunle Amosun and some chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had called on Alhassan to resign as minister for declaring that she would not support Buhari in 2019.