PDP Metuh says Secondus remains party’s chairman

Metuh made the clarification in response to a claim by former political adviser to ex-president, Goodluck Jonathan, Ahmed Gulak that he was the party’s new chairman.

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The National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh has denied reports that the PDP has a new chairman.

Metuh made the clarification in response to a claim by former political adviser to ex-president, Goodluck Jonathan, Ahmed Gulak that he was the party’s new chairman.

Gulak is said to have assumed the position on Wednesday, December 30, 2015, according to a statement released by his spokesman, Ochuba Emmanuel to Daily Trust.

However, Metuh said that acting National Chairman, Uche Secondus is still in charge of the PDP.

“We don’t have a new political party. What we have is the PDP and the acting national chairman is Prince Uche Secondus. So it is not true, it is not possible and nobody can be rewarded for saying that Gulak is the new PDP national chairman. We have filed a stay of execution at the appeal court,” Metuh told Daily Trust.

“There is no judgment that Gulak should be made the national chairman of the PDP. We don’t expect a new PDP national chairman without NEC.  With the stay of execution filed at the appeal court, you can’t expect a new national chairman of the PDP now until this season is over,” he added.

Gulak had taken the PDP to court in November over its delay in appointing a Chairman after which an Abuja High Court ordered Secondus, to vacate the office within 14 days‎.

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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