Adamawa PDP crisis: Don’t settle Ngilari with my ticket – Gulak tells PDP

Bala Ngilari

The crisis rocking the Adamawa State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has continued unabated as the former Presidential Adviser on Political Matters, Ahmed Gulak, has warned the national secretariat of the party not to “settle” Bala Ngilari with his duly won ticket.

Mr. Gulak, who won the ticket for the Adamawa state northern senatorial zone, noted that only seven aspirants contested the primary in Abuja and the Adamawa Governor, Mr. Ngilari, was not one of them.

“(Ngilari) did not even buy the form for the senatorial zone,” Mr. Gulak said. “The sitting governor did not contest with us and he cannot be the flag bearer of the Adamawa North senatorial district.”

Mr. Gulak, who addressed journalists in Yola, noted that Mr. Ngilari contested the governorship primaries and not the northern senatorial district primary.

“In fact he was screened in Bauchi and was declared to contest the PDP governorship ticket,” Mr. Gulak said. “I contested the primaries with six others. They are Col. Mana, Kari Abubakar, Mr. Cliff, Muhammad Murtala among others. I won the primaries with 84 votes; I was declared winner and my name duly submitted to INEC.”
He said he did not step down for anybody.

“I am aware of the substitution of my name for that of the governor by the national secretariat,” he said. “This is wrong unconstitutional and I am contesting this action in the court.”

He noted that Mr. Ngilari was currently the governor because of the court and he would pursue the case to a logical conclusion.

Mr. Ngilari lost the governorship ticket to Nuhu Ribadu in a primary that has remained a subject of controversy in the state.


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  • Proud Nigerian

    Sorry Ahmed Gulam, it is too late. Do the needful Gulam, join the change train and your sins will be forgotten. This is the way of the world Gulam.

  • Remi

    So Gulak can complain about his perfect party the fee dee fee fawaaa.

  • Progress

    Gulak Gulak. It only just begun for you vultures. Aja tu ka ba yi ni ti agbaarin

  • Eko Akete

    “….only a dishonest person will claim that they have the exact solutions to Nigeria economic problem” I concur. The statement is even more relevant now that every Tom, Dick and Dino that participated and witnessed Nigeria’s years of economic developmental opportunities, lack of strategic economic vision, corruption, mega stealing and wastage and has now turned into professional economic advisers.

  • The truth will set you free

    well written article. This Government has issues, however things are not as straightforward as some of the critics claim.