Crisis in PDP Former Jonathan aide wants to be Chairman by force

The former Special Adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Political Matters, Ahmed Gulak has taken the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to court over the party’s delay in appointing a Chairman.

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The former Special Adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Political Matters, Ahmed Gulak has taken the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to court over the party’s delay in appointing a Chairman.

Gulak said the suit, which will be heard at an Abuja high court on November 25, 2015, is meant to set the PDP back on track, Punch reports.

He disclosed this on Wednesday, November 18, while speaking to journalists in Abuja.

“Some past leaders and elders of the party went to the NWC and told them that if we want to rebrand the PDP and ensure the party bounces back, we must follow the constitution and properly organise and constitute the organs of our party, especially the NWC and the BoT, where two vacancies exist because both chairmen resigned,” Gulak said.

“But it appears that members of the NWC are not ready and willing to comply with the constitutional provision that calls for the replacement of those that resigned.

“I had earlier written and submitted my letter of intent, among others from the North-East that are interested in filling the vacancies; myself, Ambassador Damagun, Alhaji Gambo Lawal, Senator Bala Mohammed and Senator Paul.

“All of us wrote our letters, indicating our interest in filling the vacancy created by Muazu’s resignation. It was incumbent on the NWC to initiate the process where a replacement will be obtained.

“My state (Adamawa) chapter of the party sent a letter to them, recommending from the North-East, but they are hell-bent on flouting the constitution of the party. The constitution of the party is clear that there shall be NWC, which shall be headed by a chairman.

“As it is today, the NWC of the PDP is not properly constituted. And any act or commission or correspondence purported to be made by anybody in acting capacity is null and void. That is why I have gone to court,” he added.

Former PDP Chairman, Adamu Mu’azu vacated the position in May after pressure was mounted on him to do so following the party’s woeful defeat in the 2015 general elections.

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