Adamawa State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has distanced itself from the action of a former Special Adviser, Political Matters to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Ahmed Ali Gulak, to take over as the national chairman of the party.
Rather, the state chapter said it would support the candidacy of a former Governor of old Gongola State, Wilberforce Juta, for the party’s exalted position.
Both Gulak and Juta are indigenes of Adamawa State.
To this end, the state chapter of the party called on members who are eyeing the position to forgo their ambition for the sake of Juta so that the state’s interest in the position would become a reality.
The party, in a press statement signed by the state chairman, Chief Joel Madaki, and made available to journalists, said it took the action after due consultation with party stakeholders in the state and beyond.
Madaki noted that the decision to support Juta was in the best interest of the state chapter of the party.
“We hereby resolved to support the candidature of Ambassador Wilberforce B. Juta, a former Governor of the defunct Gongola State, one of the founding members of the PDP, a member of G34, first National Vice Chairman, North-East, and current member of the Board of Trustees of the party. It is imperative that the PDP resuscitates as a key political party for the purpose of proffering effective opposition and an alternative platform. Such repositioning needs the support of the people, as well as a strong, experienced and respectable personality with impeccable integrity to lead the party as its national chairman,” Madaki noted.


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