Gulak, ex-Jonathan political adviser takes over PDP secretariat, declares self chairman

Friday Ajagunna
Friday Ajagunna

Former Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Political Matters, Ahmed Gulak, has declared himself the substantive chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Gulak who made the pronouncement inside the National Working Committee Hall at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja, spoke in company with his loyalists, which included former Special Assistant to ex-president, Goodluck Jonathan on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe and a former Commissioner in Bayelsa State, Chief Ayakeme Whisky.

Gulak said he decided to take over the leadership of the party following the court order of December 16, 2015, which asked the party to name someone from the North-East to replace the former chairman of the party, Adamu Mu’azu.

Gulak told the cheering crowd, which included workers at the secretariat, that the NWC must work with him in order to move the party forward.

Gulak who said the PDP must not be left “headless” following Wednesday’s ruling, stated that his immediate task as acting chairman is to “take the party back to the people”.

He said members of the party would be taken along in the administration of the PDP.

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