Abuja - The Peoples Democratic Party Governors’
Forum has condemned the action of Alhaji Ahmed Gulak, an aide to former
President Goodluck Jonathan, for declaring himself as the National
Chairman of PDP.
Gulak, the former Special Adviser to Jonathan on Political Matters,
had earlier in the day at the PDP secretariat,said he had ced to assumed
office as PDP national Chairman following a court ruling.
The governors' position is contained in a Communique issued by the
forum after its meeting held late on Wednesday in Abuja and signed by
the Director General of the forum, Earl Osaro
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"The invasion of the party headquarters on Wednesday by Ahmed Gulak,
who reportedly assumed the Chairmanship of the PDP, is regrettable and
"We take cognisance of the judgment by the court in Abuja which
ordered the acting chairman to vacate office for any other person from
the North-East zone of Nigeria.
"Our party constitution has enough provisions for that and the necessary process has been put in motion," the Communique stated.
It stated that the appropriate organs of the party would meet soonest
to elect a national chairman of the party from the appropriate zone.
The forum congratulated Chief Nyesom Wike and Mr Dave Umahi, the
governors of Rivers and Ebonyi respectively, over the affirmation of
their elections' victory by the Supreme Court on Wednesday.