A former political adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan, Ali Gulak, on Wednesday stormed the Wadata Plaza headquarters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to take over as chairman immediately after a court ruling.
He first 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.
Addressing journalists at Wadata Plaza, Gulak 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.
According to him, the party must not be left without a head 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, Premium Times that 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.