Fresh crisis is brewing within the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the position of the party’s national chairmanship position.
While a former political adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Alhaji Ahmed Gulak, yesterday declared that the continuous stay in office of acting chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, is illegal, the party replied that in consonance with the party’s constitution there is no vacancy.
Gulak stated this at the national secretariat of PDP after submitting his letter of intention to fill in the vacancy in the national chairmanship position, created by the resignation of Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu.
Mu’azu, who hails from Bauchi State, North East zone, had resigned in May following the defeat of the party at the 2015 general election.
The PDP constitution however provides that only party members from the zone would be eligible to fill the position.
Gulak, who hails from the North East, specifically Adamawa State, had arrived the national secretariat of PDP at 2:30 pm, and told newsmen that he submitted a written notice to the NWC of his intention to fill the vacancy created by Mu’azu’s resignation.
Gulak, also derided the governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, for not being aware of the provisions of party’s constitution on the matter when he called for the South West to produce a substantive national chairman to serve out the slot of the North East.