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Gulak sues PDP NWC over chairmanship

An aspirant for the national chairmanship of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Barrister Ahmed Ali Gulak, has sued the National Working Committee (NWC) of the…

An aspirant for the national chairmanship of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Barrister Ahmed Ali Gulak, has sued the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party for alleged refusal to initiate the process of filling the vacant position.
Gulak, in an interview with journalists in Abuja yesterday, alleged that the acting national chairman of the party, Uche Secondus, had refused to initiate the process of filling the vacancy created by the resignation on May 29, 2015, of the former chairman, Adamu Mu’azu.
He said, “the constitution of the party is clear that there shall be NWC which shall be headed by a chairman. As it is today, the NWC of the PDP is not properly constituted. And any act or correspondence purported to be made by anybody in acting capacity is null and void. That is why I have gone to court.”
Gulak, who was the political adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan, said the PDP could not be put back on track unless the constitution of the party is followed.
“On May 29 immediately the PDP lost the election at the federal level, the former chairman, Adamu Mu’azu, resigned his position as chairman of the party. And the constitution of the party is clear about the fact that somebody from the North-east where Mu’azu comes from should be appointed to replace him.
“But the deputy national chairman, Uche Secondus, who is claiming to be acting chairman, has refused to initiate any process for the fulfilment of this constitutional provision.
“Some past leaders and elders of the party went to the NWC and told them that if we want to rebrand the PDP and ensure it bounces back, we must follow the constitution and properly organise and constitute the organs of our party.”
According to him, “I had earlier written and submitted my letter of intent, among others from the North-east that are interested in filling the vacancy. I, Amb Damagun, Alhaji Gambo Lawal, Senator Bala Mohammed and Senator Paul Wamkpama, all of us wrote our letters indicating our interest in filling the vacancy created by Mu’azu’s resignation. It was incumbent on the NWC to initiate the process where a replacement will be obtained,” he said.
Gulak said the suit he filed at Court No. 4 of the FCT High Court is coming up for hearing on November 25, 2015.

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