Alhaji Ahmed Gulak
The leadership crisis within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday took a new dimension as Alhaji Ahmed Gulak, the former Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan on political matters declared himself as PDP national chairman.
Gulak, who arrived at the PDP national headquarters, Abuja, at about 1:45 p.m. immediately addressed a news conference and announced that he had assumed the position of the party’s national Chairman.
He said that his assumption of office was to complete the tenure of Dr Adamu Muazu, from the Northeast, who resigned his position as the national Chairman of the party on May 20, 2015.
Gulak said his assumption was in accordance with the an FCT Federal High Court’s judgment on December 16, 2015.
Gulak had late 2015 approached the court to order the party to appoint somebody from the North East to complete Muazu’s tenure.
He also urged the court to stop Prince Uche Secondus, from parading himself as the acting National Chairman of the party.
Gulak said that the court had on Wednesday struck out the motion for stay of executives filed by the defendants/applicants.
“The court order on December 16, 2015 was that within 14 days, my humble self or any other person from the North East zone be appointed to replace Dr Adamu Muazu who resigned his position as the national Chairman of our party on May 20, 2015.
“At the expiration of the 14 days the defendants failed, refused or neglected to obey the court orders by appointing me or any other person from the North East zone.
“By operations of the law and the court order, I now assume duty as the National Chairman of our great party, especially as the court has today struck out the motion for stay of execution.
“Base on our sincere commitment and loyalty to our party, we cannot continue to …Read More
Source:: PM Newspaper