Ahmed Gulak, a former political adviser to ex-president, Goodluck Jonathan, has appointed himself Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Gulak is said to have assumed the position on Wednesday, December 30, 2015, according to a statement released by his spokesman, Ochuba Emmanuel, Daily Trust reports.
The former Jonathan aide had taken the PDP to court in November over its delay in appointing a Chairman after which an Abuja High Court ordered the acting Chairman, Chief Uche Secondus, to vacate the office within 14 days.
The statement reads in part:
“The Court went further to make an Order of perpetual injunction against Prince Uche Secondus, restraining him from continuing to act in the office of the National Chairman of PDP.”
“In disobedience to the court Order, Prince Uche Secondus did not vacate office, nor hand over to the plaintiff, or any other person from the North-east zone of Nigeria.”
“Alhaji Gulak has also cancelled the congresses already scheduled by Prince Secondus, declaring it illegal as the National Executive Committee (NEC) did not meet to ratify the dates. He said new dates shall be announced in due course after a NEC meeting.”
Gulak also urged all PDP members across the country to remain calm and law abiding adding that the ruling party would soon be rebranded.
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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