Former Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan, popularly known as Mama Taraba is dead. She died on Friday at the age of 61 years.
She was said to have passed away in Cairo, Egypt.
The deceased battled a protracted illness in her last years.
Alhassan contested the Taraba 2015 governorship election under the Platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) but lost to incumbent Governor Darius Ishaku, who ran under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Shortly after her loss, President Muhammadu Buhari named her Minister of Women Affairs.
However, she left under controversial circumstances as the APC failed to clear her for the 2019 gubernatorial election.
Mama Taraba resigned her appointment and defected to the United Democratic Party (UDP).
Alhassan’s travails in the APC under the chairmanship of Adams Oshiomhole began when she endorsed ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar ahead of the 2019 elections.