Fresh Crisis Looms In PDP As N/East Zone Threatens To Pull Out Over National Chairmanship

Ahmed GulakA fresh crisis is looming in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, if the threat by a former Special Adviser on Political Matters to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Barrister Ahmed Ali Gulak, is anything to go by.

Gulak, who is an aspirant for the national chairmanship of the PDP, on Tuesday said that members of the party from the North-east Zone may pull out from PDP if the acting national chairman, Uche Secondus remains in office without doing what was expected of him.

According to the former presidential adviser, if Secondus does not organise bye-election to fill the vacant position of the national chairman of the party, the Northeast zone would be left with no choice but to leave the party.

Gulak argued that it was wrong for some leaders of the party to exclude a whole region of the country from the leadership positions of the party, warning that PDP’s quest to redefine itself ahead of the 2019 elections may fail if the party refused to respect its constitution.

He recalled that immediately after the party lost the March 28 presidential election, its then chairman, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, resigned his position on May 29, adding that the party’s constitution has made it clear that somebody from the North-east, where the former chair hailed from, should be appointed to replace him.

“I must point out that the same Uche Secondus replaced Sam Sam Jaja and there were other party officers that replaced someone from their regions. Why then is he (Secondus) acting contrary to the party’s constitution?” Gulak queried.

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