Adamawa PDP rejects Gulak, backs Juta
The Adamawa State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has rejected Alhaji Ahmed Gulak as the national chairman of the party.
Gulak, who hails from the state, had on Wednesday stormed the national secretariat of the party in Abuja, where he declared himself as the national chairman of the former ruling party.
The former presidential aide, who arrived the secretariat with his supporter, said he had taken over the leadership of the party from its Acting National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus.
A day after Gulak pronounced himself as the substantive chairman, governors of the party also met in Abuja and asked Secondus to hand over to the National Secretary, Prof. Wale Oladipo.
Secondus however said he would not handover as demanded by the governors, saying that their (governors) demand had no backing in the party’s constitution.
But the Adamawa State chapter of the party said that after the meeting of its National Working Committee, it decided to support Amb. Wilberforce Juta for the exalted position.
A letter signed by the Chairman of the party in the state, Chief Joel Madaki, and addressed to Secondus said that Juta was capable of using his experience to resuscitate the party.
The letter reads in part, “The State Working Committee of the PDP, Adamawa State Chapter after due consultation with party stakeholders in the state and beyond, and having thoroughly deliberated intensively on the issue of the position of the National Chairman of the party has resolved as follows:
“That, it is imperative the PDP resuscitates itself as a key political party for the purpose of both proffering effective opposition and an alternative platform to ruling All Progressives Congress government.