Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) has mandated the embattled Acting National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, to handover the leadership of the party to the National Secretary, Prof Adewale Oladipo.
The PDP Governors however upbraided a former Special Adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Ahmed Gulak for declaring himself the chairman of the party.
These resolutions were contained in a communiqué issued at the end of the PDP Governors Forum meeting late on Wednesday night in Abuja.
The governor frowned at the refusal Secondus to respect the judgment of an FCT High Court which last December ordered him to vacate office for any other person from the North East zone.
Chairman of the Forum and governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, who read the communiqué on behalf of his colleagues said “in recognizance of the judgment the court gave, we call on the National Secretary to take over the leadership of the party immediately and that is in line with the provisions of the PDP constitution.”
He continues “We take cognizance of the judgment by the court in Abuja which ordered the acting chairman to vacate office for any other person from the North-East zone of Nigeria.
“Our party constitution has enough provisions for that and the necessary process has been put in motion.”
The governors lambasted Gulak for declaring himself the new chairman of the party without recourse to the appropriate organs of the party.
“The invasion of the party headquarters today by Ahmed Ali Gulak who reportedly assumed the Chairmanship of the Peoples’ Democratic Party is regrettable and condemnable.”
They added that the issue of the chairmanship of the party will be resolves very soon to enable someone from the North East complete the tenure of the last national chairman, Adamu Muazu, who resigned after the woeful performance of the party in the last general election.
“The appropriate organs of the party will meet soonest to elect a national chairman of the party from the appropriate zone.”