Former ruling party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) sank deeper into crisis as the former Political Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan, Ahmed Gulak on Wednesday afternoon took over the affairs of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as national chairman.
Gulak proclaimed himself the national chairman amidst cheers of his supporters.
Gulak made the pronouncement inside the National Working Committee Hall at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja.
He spoke in company of his loyalists, which included former Special Assistant to ex-president, Goodluck Jonathan on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe and a former Commissioner in Bayelsa State, Chief Ayakeme Whisky.
Gulak said he decided to take over the leadership of the party following the court order of December 16, 2015, which asked the party to name someone from the North-East to replace the former chairman of the party, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu.
Gulak told the cheering crowd, which included workers at the secretariat, that the NWC must work with him in order to move the party forward.