This is coming barely a month after her husband was removed as the national chairman of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. She registered at Gabasawa Ward in Unguwan Rimi, Kaduna North Local Government area of Kaduna State with registration card number 0623374.
Bamanga Tukur and wife's registration form
While showing her registration card which was still in his possession, her driver, Malam Yahaya Gambo said, "It is true that Hajiya Asiya registered today with of the APC."
Also confirming her registration, the supervising officer for the registration of the APC in Kaduna north in Kaduna State, Shaibu Lilly, said, "It is true that our registration officer registered Tukur’s wife and issued her a registration card. This is one of the developments of democracy in Nigeria where you see an immediate past PDP chairman’s wife registering for APC". As far as I am concerned, they might be united as husband and wife but may have different opinions as the far as the political scenario is concerned, it is to show you that it is a falling period for the PDP".
Tukur's wife registration form
Efforts to speak with Asiya Bello at her residence proved abortive as she was said to be busy and will not be available to speak.
According to a close family source to the Bamangas, who craved for anonymity, Asiya is still Bamaga Tukur’s wife and the house she lives also belong to him.
When contacted, the Kaduna State PDP Chairman, Chief Abubakar Gaiya Haruna simply said he was not in Kaduna and was not aware of the matter and so could not speak on it.
He added, "Bamanga Tukur is a Muslim and may have more than one wife, I have been to his house several times here in Kaduna and Abuja but I have not seen any of his wives, so I cannot point at any of his wife because I have never met any of them".