The crisis rocking the main opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party has deepened as a former special adviser to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan on political matters, Ahmed Gulak on Wednesday, January 27, has announced himself as the substantive chairman of the party, The Punch reports.
He made this declaration inside the National Working Committee hall at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja.
onathan’s former political adviser said this 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, Ayakeme Whisky.
Gulak added that he decided to take over the leadership of the party following the court order of December 16, 2015, which ordered the party to name someone from the northeast to replace the former chairman of the party, Adamu Mu’azu.
He told the party’s workers that the NWC must work with him in order to move the party forward.
However, the embattled acting national chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus, disclosed that he will soon address the press at the Legacy House presidential campaign office of the party in Maitama, Abuja on the controversy rocking the party later.