The former Special Adviser of President Goodluck Jonathan on Political Matters and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Mr. Ahmed Gulak, has refuted allegations that he hijacked the party’s congress materials for Adamawa State.
Gulak’s responded to an accusation by the state Chairman of the party, Chief Joel Madaki, accusing him of illegally collecting the materials meant for the PDP ward congresses in the state.
Madaki said when he went to collect the materials at Wadata Plaza in Abuja, he was told that Gulak had already collected them.
Madaki said it was a ploy by Gulak to hijack the structures of the party at ward level which would in due cause produce the local government executives and that of the state.
Reacting to the allegation in an interview with journalists in Yola, Gulak said what he did was to stand in as guarantor for the state in collecting the materials, adding that he had no ulterior motives but to see to the smooth and transparent congresses.
Gulak explained that the party in Adamawa could not pay the over N9 million required to get the forms released to the state for the congresses hence he stood as guarantor and collected the forms which he had since handed over to members of the congress committee for the state.
“When I collected the forms, I saw two members of the committee for Adamawa State and handed over the materials to them.
“I don’t want to join issues with Madaki but he should know that I won’t do anything inimical to the progress of our party,” Gulak said.
However, according to the Organising Secretary of the party, Alihaji Abdulahi Prambe, the congresses that were supposed to hold last Saturday couldn’t until Monday due to some disagreements between some stakeholders of the party.
He said the two warring groups later resolved their differences and the congresses were free, without hitches but the outcome of the election is yet to be announced by committee due to fact that some local governments were yet to bring their results at the time of filing this report.
When contacted on the development, a member of the congress committee, Mallam Yusuf Madugu, simply said there was no problem and that everything was intact with the congress going on smoothly.