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PDP Chairmanship Crisis: Gulak Threatens Govs, NEC With Contempt Charges As Adamawa PDP Settles For Wilberforce Juta

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ahmed-gulakA former Political Adviser to erstwhile President Goodluck Jonathan, Ahmed Gulak, who last Wednesday declared himself national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has threatened contempt charges against the Adamawa State PDP Working Committee, SWC, National Working Committee, NWC, and the National Executive Committee, NEC, of the party.

Mr. Gulak was reacting to the decision of the Adamawa State chapter of the party to nominate Ambassador Wilberforce Juta as a replacement for the erst­while national chairman of the party, Adamu Muazu.

Juta, a former governor of the defunct Gongola State and one of the founding fathers of the PDP is set to be presented by the Adamawa SWC to the NEC for ratifica­tion as national chairman of the party.

The former presidential aide on Saturday warned that any decision taken by the SWC outside him would be “null and void and of no effect whatsoever” except if he was accepted in line with a court judgment.

Justice Hussein Buba of the Federal High Court in Abuja, on December 15, 2015 had while delivering judgment in a case filed by Gulak, ordered the PDP acting national chairman, Uche Secondus to vacate his office within 14 for any other person from the Northeast geo-political zone.

Mr. Gulak, just like Ambassador Juta, hails from Adamawa in the Northeast.

At a media briefing yesterday in Abuja, spokesperson of the Ahmed Gulak faction of the party, Bernard Mikko rejected the nomination of Ambassador Juta by the Adamawa State chapter of the party.

He further warned the leadership of the party in the North-east against the adoption of Ambassador Juta.

Mikko claimed that the zone had since lost the mandate to produce a replacement for Secondus hav­ing failed to act within the 14 days window provided by the judgment of Justice Buba asking Secondus to vacate the office.

Mikko said: “The party was given 14 days to bring another person and it failed to do that. So, the window to do that has elapsed. Anything they do now will be challenged.

“Why did they have to wait for Gulak to activate the process?

“This is where they are at fault. Why did the governors of Taraba and Gombe not call a meeting of the North-east and nominate a candidate? They had seven months after the resignation of Ahmed Adamu Mu’azu to do this but they refused.

“The North-east shouldn’t think the entire party will be subjected to their whims and caprices”.

Gulak further warned the party na­tional working committee and gov­ernors against the national caucus and National Executive Committee meet­ings scheduled for this week, saying any meeting held without him presiding won’t be acceptable and will have no effect in law.

“We shall initiate contempt charges against them. We had notified INEC of the judgment of Justice Buba”.

Mikko, however, dismissed the allegations that they were being used by the governing All Progressives Congress to cause division within the main op­position party.

“All we are trying to do is to bring sanity to the PDP, majority of the party stakeholders don’t want them in office again”, he said.

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Injustice Made Me To Dump PDP For APC – Senator Abbo

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Injustice Made Me To Dump PDP For APC – Senator Abbo

Elisha Abbo

Senator Elisha Abbo has stated that injustice in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made him leave the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He stated this on Thursday shortly after he was presented with the party flag by the Chairman of the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja.

Senator Aboo said he has found justice, development, and purposeful leadership in the ruling party.

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“In the first place, the reason, why everybody should join politics, is to serve the people. The essence of government is to shield the poor masses and ensure justice,” he said.

“My main mission of joining the APC is because I have seen justice, I have seen development and I have seen the desire for the leadership at the highest peak to sacrifice their personal comfort just to make the poor people feel good. So I am in the APC to deliver, I am into the APC to help the people.”

The lawmaker promised to work to make sure the APC takes back Adamawa State from the PDP in 2023.

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NDDC Is A Cash Cow For Politicians – Nyesom Wike

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NDDC Is A Cash Cow For Politicians - Nyesom Wike

Governor Wike

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has expressed that he has never seen a more corrupt institution than the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

He made this remark while speaking as a guest on Channels TV Sunrise Daily on Thursday morning.

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Governor Wike went on to describe the Commission as a cash cow for politicians, stating that this has been the practice for a very long time.

The Governor also stated during the interview that South-South Governors have challenged NDDC against carrying out projects without consulting the state government.

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BREAKING: Senator Abbo Dumps PDP; Joins APC

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BREAKING: Senator Abbo Dumps PDP; Joins APC

Elisha Abbo

Senator Elisha Abbo has defected from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party.

Senator Abbo, who represents Adamawa North in the Nigerian Senate announced his defection from the PDP to the APC in a letter addressed to the Senate.

Senator Ahmad Lawan, the President of the Nigerian Senate, read the letter during Wednesday’s plenary session.

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In his letter, Senator Abbo explained that his decision to defect to the APC is because of the mismanagement of the PDP in Adamawa state by Governor Umaru Fintiri.

Senator Abbo who is a first-term lawmaker was elected in 2019 to the Senate on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Meanwhile, the name Senator Elisha Abbo became popular amongst Nigerians last year after he made headlines for slapping an attendant in a sex toy shop for ‘disrespecting’ him.

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