Foremost Taraba State politician and governorship candidate, Jummai Alhassan, has died.
Popularly called “Mama Taraba”, she died at 61 in Cairo, Egypt.
The deceased was an ex-wife of Professor Ango Abdullahi, Justices Abdullah Ibrahim, Justice Sidi Bage, Justice Lawal Hassan Gummi at different times.
Al-Hassan is a former Minister of Women Affairs and a former Senator from Taraba North Senatorial District.
She was also the All Progressives Congress’ Governorship candidate in the 2015 general elections.
She contested for the same seat on the platform of the United Democratic Party in the 2019 general elections after resigning as a minister in President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet on July 27, 2018.
The former senator was born on the 16th of September, 1959 in Jalingo, Taraba State, to Alhaji Abubakar Ibrahim, Sarkin Ayukan Muri.