PDP Crisis: Ex-Presidential aide storms party’s head office to take over as chairman

Ahmed Gulak

A former political adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan, Ali Gulak, has stormed the headquarters of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to take over as chairman.

Mr. Gulak arrived the party’s office Wednesday afternoon.

He relied on a ruling by Justice Husseini Baba-Yusuf of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, who, on December 16, ordered the acting chairman of the party, Uche Secondus, to vacate office and allow Mr. Gulak or anyone from the north east region of the country take over.

Mr. Gulak, who addressed journalists briefly at the National Working Committee hall at Wadata Plaza headquarters of the party, said he was assuming office after another court on Wednesday ruled against Mr. Secondus’ suit seeking to stop the execution of the December 16 ruling.

Mr. Gulak said the PDP must not be left “headless” following Wednesday’s ruling.

He said his immediate task as acting chairman is to “take the party back to the people”. He said members of the party would be taken along in the administration of the PDP.

Meanwhile, Mr. Secondus has stated that he would also address the press at the Legacy House presidential campaign office of the party in Maitama Abuja later on Wednesday.


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  • owhonda

    See confusion

    • sam

      PDP is dead

  • Watch man

    Wahala plus nemesis equals tsunami. That is what is happening to PDP

  • FreeNigeria

    Dem dey scatter scatter de way dem scatter Nigeria for 16 years. Scatter scatter nor go finish for dem

  • PDP is in a total disarray. Self-implosion is imminent and the party is on the verge of extinction.
    They rode roughshod on us for more than sixteen years and this is the price they are paying for disregard for the rule of law.
    Oh the ephemeralness of power.

  • Zakut Bechor

    The prayers of Nigerians is still decimating PDP and would ultimately wipe it off from existence. It would only been known in our history books as a party that brought a curse to her people. APC should also learn from this. They will not be speared as we can see them moving in same direction of PDP. Ultimately i pity for my people of Nigeria as we are blessed with all resources by God except a leader.

  • PolyGon2013

    Secondus is a chicken.

    • COL HASSAN KILL ALL IJAWS

      The Fulanis are in power—The own Nigeria with the Yorubas———–Did Buhari not see the Ibos b4 he put ———Metuh chain—–Ijaws—are no longer in power——-We are not like the Fulanis———–who kill for Allah———-

  • COL HASSAN KILL ALL IJAWS

    Can these Fulanis leave Nigerians in peace for a day—if not boko haram it is Fulani cowhands kidnapping or killing policemen and natives in Jos, Kogi and Benue–ati certain parts of the South. This is the same Fulani man who went to Akwa Ibom and tried to act as if his father owns the oil wells there—Until he was fired–by the party—Why cant he move into APC——See the trouble with the Nigerian politics is that any party that has not the Blessings of the Fulanis, hardly can ever stand on its two legs—-The Fulanis never build—they only help to destory——Just study the history of Nigeria–from the day we requested freedom from the British—-to the era of Ironsi–Now look at Buhari, behaving like a drunken cow in a China shop—————-Separation is the answer——-That is the only way out–For the Apes in APC yearn to create a one party state in Nigeria—Clear as day light that Buhari is behind the travails of Metuh and Co———What a shame—————what a greedy ethnic group these Fulanis are–Tribalism abi—?——My friends—–It is the truth–our trouble in Nigeria has to do with the INSATIABLE LUST of the Fulanis–from Senegal–Chad——–Niger REPUBLIC–Mali———–Burkina Faso ati Sudan—–Now in the Senate—House of Rep—Governors—–IGP– Generals–Emirs and Sultans———-ati presidents——animals

    • PolyGon2013

      Then, stop underestimating the Fulanis. They are smarter than you think. In karate, you do not underestimate the strength of your opponent no matter how small. Ojukwu underestimated the strength of FG during the Biafra war, and he got his butt kicked back to Ivory Coast. Why can’t igbo take over PDP and reshape it?

      • COL HASSAN KILL ALL IJAWS

        RUBBISH—people are supposed to be remembered for the Good things of life–not evil acts from Jos to Plateau-ati Benue-to the North east–Including the rulership of the country from IBB to Buhari ati Abacha—-wasted over 30 years doing nothing chopping awoof oil revenue!—–Hours ago, over 30 Nigerians were again killed by Fulani fighters in Boko haram——–the South south is associated with oil wealth——-what about the Fulani north-religious riots-daily That have left over 70,000 9jas dead!———–Ojukwu did not under-estimate the Fulanis—He made the mistake of looking down on the Ijaw Nation-in the Niger Delta as the current leaddership of Biafra are doing–to the Ijaw Nation—-again—-They have little or no regard for the Ijaws——Soluation—Openly—Negotiate the terms———–of a loose federation——like what is obtainable in Switzerland–with the SS—And they will be gone—————————-The Yorubas can open the Ocean floors from Bar beach to Kastina state if they like————-who cares——————Separation is the answer

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      You are so full of it.

  • Mamtech

    Changing Secondus with Gulak, will speed PDP’s Coma to Death

    • PolyGon2013

      Certainly. Thus could an opportunity for APGA or LP to extend across Nigeria.

    • Julius

      It doesnt matter who they change with who, the result will still be the same. Dead !!

  • GEJ FOREVER

    BUHARI IN ACTION …. THE MAKING OF A DULL DICTATOR

    • PolyGon2013

      A DULL dictator. This one is smart. PDP is dead.

      • GEJ FOREVER

        The dismantling of PDP is gain to patriotic Nigerians who desire to see Nigeria move forward without being bugged down with the evil legacy of persons like Obasanjo, Atiku, Saraki, Kwankwaso, Amaechi, Nyako, El Rufai, Tambuwaal etc. etc. etc. that are now chieftains and navigators of APC.

        The truth is that when Nigerians think about present PDP their minds still go to the atrocious vampire activities of the devils who are now in APC like Obasanjo, Atiku, Saraki, Kwankwaso, Amaechi, Nyako, El Rufai, Tambuwaal, Timipre Sylva,
        etc. etc. etc.

        In this regard … methinks …. it is better for PDP to die.

        • PolyGon2013

          In that not regards, PDP is dead. God has removed evil (PDP) from Nigeria.

        • Ayuze

          Get over your hate, quit crime and go back to your shop at Ladipo. No more free money!

      • Julius

        lolz. smart dictator indeed !

      • GEJ FOREVER

        Dismantling PDP is not a hard job … any dull person like Buhari can do it!

        • Outraged

          If you call Buhari dull GEJ na dullard lol

        • Ayuze

          Who forever? You mean dumbo forever. Wait how you criminals will be crying when he starts cooling his feets in prison!

    • Julius

      If your wife gets pregnant, you will blame Buhari and the APC. Niceeee !!

    • Outraged

      GEJ forever or MUMU Forever

  • PolyGon2013

    The move was orchestrated to decimate PDP.

    • Julius

      By PDP !!

    • sunny

      pdp is a dead party already

      • COL HASSAN KILL ALL IJAWS

        BUHARI-WILL SOON MOVE BACK TO CPC

    • Baba B

      So be it. G riddance to a beautiful rubbish

  • Monnie Uwa

    The evil that man do, now lives with them. They shared the National Cake today National cake will surely share them, the blood of dead in the hands of Boko Harm will hang on their heads and that of their children, children and generations to come. Their left masses of Nigeria lifeless taken our money overseas. God has gotten them at their last bus stop. fools. Honestly more will come, when PMB will reach or ministries, agencies and parastatals

    • hiro hiro

      Thank you Lord for answering our prayers. PDP funeral is almost certain now.

    • Julius

      Amen !!!

  • share Idea

    President of the country from North, PDP BOT chairman from North and Gulak wants to take over as PDP Chairman…. some people does not reason properly.

    When Muazu resigned, Anenih was diplomatically asked to resign for balancing of PDP positions among federating zones even when GEJ is statutorily empowered to take over as the only serving president (ex-president).

    PDP have zoned presidency to North and I expect, SW to produce the next Chairman but from happenings in the country, there is serious efforts by ruling party to make sure that confusion is planted in PDP. What is Gulak rushing to do in PDP when next convention is in March this year. If PDP disintegrated, it will not augur well for the nation as it is the only national party in Nigeria.

    Every other parties are just Regional parties without nationalistic outlook.

    • Rommel

      PDP was never a political party,it was a platform used by the military to return Nigeria to civilian rule,now is the opportunity for that group to metamorphose into a real political party,all those that joined then did so because there was something to gain just like decampees are doing today in the APC but you will agree with me that there were people that remained with opposition parties throughout the period the PDP was in power,that is how democratic culture develops and balancing depends on which tide the wind blows.

    • Soja

      Most of the time we find it convenient to segregate south into south south, south east and south west but always see north as one region. “PDP have zoned presidency to North and I expect, SW to produce the next Chairman” Is south west not in the South?

      Mind you I have never been a fan of zoning for anything, let competent hands lead. But if you must zone, then you should then be ready to see the country as it is; either you want to see it on the basis of 2 regions (North and South) or 6 regions (SS, SE, SW, NE,NW & NC). It is not the fault of the North that the Southern part of the country is not as united as the North. People forget that in 2010 while Dr. Jonathan was the president, Prince Okwesilieze Nwodo was the PDP national chairman (both from the south)

      We in the South believe SE, SS & SW are separate regions while the whole of North should be one region

      • share Idea

        As a historian, who completed the tenure of Okwesili Nwodo when he resigned and where did he come from?

  • Rommel

    I see Uche Secondus decamping to APC

    • COL HASSAN KILL ALL IJAWS

      With this abi? Wike Wins At Supreme Court, Abuja.

      Rivers state Governor, Mr Nyesom Wike’s election Victory Has Been Upheld By The Supreme Court.

      Congrats Wike

  • COL HASSAN KILL ALL IJAWS

    Can these Fulanis leave Nigerians in peace for a day—if not Fulani boko haram fighters killing 9jas– it is Fulani cowhands kidnapping or killing policemen and natives in Jos, Kogi and Benue–ati certain parts of the South. This is the same Fulani man who went to Akwa Ibom and tried to act as if his father owns the oil wells there—Until he was fired–by the party—Why cant he move into APC-for heavens sake–That is the party for the Fulanis—–See the trouble with the Nigerian politics is that, any party that has not the Blessings of the Fulanis, hardly can ever stand on its two legs—-The Fulanis never build—they only help to destory——Just study the history of Nigeria–from the day we requested freedom from the British—-to the era of Ironsi–Now look at Buhari, behaving like a drunken cow in a China shop—————-Separation is the answer——-That is the only way out–For the Apes in APC yearn to create a one party state in Nigeria—Clear as day light that Buhari is behind the travails of Metuh and Co———What a shame—————what a greedy ethnic group these Fulanis are–Tribalism again abi—?——My friends—–It is the truth–our trouble in Nigeria has to do with the INSATIABLE LUST of the Fulanis–from Senegal–Chad——–Niger REPUBLIC–Mali———–Burkina Faso ati Sudan—–Now in the Senate—House of Rep—Governors—–IGP– Generals–Emirs and Sultans———-ati presidents–There is an urgent need to ask them go back to where they hail from in West africa—-animals

    • Adeolu

      They wouldn’t because you are a nonentity. They left you to your destiny in Jonathan and you demonstrated your administrative clueless and quest for personal advancement at detriments of your own people. They would leave when you begin to demonstrate maturity. Now, you are immature.

      • Dan Arewa

        Thanks.

    • favourtalk

      You just wrote rubbish, a ethnic biggot like you

  • UFOROABAZ

    Anyone but Gulak!!!

  • favourtalk

    Who a shame, that is what you get when you have PDP blood still flowing in the vein of many looters in Nigeria. That is the main reason they can’t move forward and will never for a formidable team and opposition again because of much greed

  • muazu wali

    It does not rain in PDP city but it pours. All the umbrellas cannot stand the new storm gathering in the party. It has been true all along even in the movies that thieves kill one another when they are sharing the proceeds of the theft. Gulak knows how musch money was given to the Party for the campaigns and billions generated during fund raising ceremonies nationwide. He cannot allow this idle fund to.vanish. The Oshun state governor told Fayose that PDP is.finished. That statement is true.

  • Dan Arewa

    Thank God for all these. I hope more and more serious and disastrous problems will befall PDP. I pray for that evil party be destroyed, IN GOD’S NAME.