A former political adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan, Ali Gulak, has stormed the headquarters of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to take over as chairman.
Mr. Gulak arrived the party’s office Wednesday afternoon.
He 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.
Mr. Gulak, who addressed journalists briefly at the National Working Committee hall at Wadata Plaza headquarters of the party, 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.
Mr. Gulak said the PDP must not be left “headless” 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, 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.