Governors Forum of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has taken a former political adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Ahmed Gulak, to the cleaners over his comment that the arms purchase deal should be extended to his former boss.
Reacting to the statement credited to Gulak, the PDP governors said, through the administrator of the forum, Earl Osaro Onaiwu, that the former presidential aide who was sacked in 2014, was a “loose cannon” and has proven that there are some firth columnists within the PDP.
In a statement in Abuja, the PDP governors expressed regret that a man aspiring to lead the party cannot offer anything tangible other than to encourage the apparent determination of the APC-led regime to “decimate” the PDP.
“We hope that the statement credited to Mr. Gulak is untrue, that he was misquoted. But if it is actually what he said, then it is regrettable.
“This is a man that pretended that he was ready to die if Jonathan did not contest the 2015 presidential election, having nothing positive to contribute on the attack by the APC on the former president and PDP.
“One would have expected that Gulak would call for an inclusive, unbiased investigation of the purported arms deal rather than this mercenary statement by him,” they said.
The forum also said it was now clear to them that Mr. Gulak’s court case against the PDP national executive was the handiwork of “fifth columnist out to destroy the PDP.”
“Come to think of it, Gulak is yet to shake off the bitterness of his sack by President Jonathan in 2014, given his overreaching himself just as he is doing now,” the statement reads.
Explaining why he may have been fired, PDP governors said Mr. Gulak was a “loose cannon” during his time in office, a situation, they said, led to the estrangement of most governors, including the five governors that eventually decamped from the PDP to the APC.
They also said Mr. Gulak was free to leave the PDP for the APC “given his opportunistic inclination” rather than cause disaffection within the PDP.
On the arms deal probe, PDP governors decried what they called media trial by agents of the present government, urging a fair, impartial process in order to strengthen accountability and the rule of law in the country.
The statement also added that ”…nobody should play the sanctimonious card as each person’s antecedent is well-known given that no one fell from outer space.”

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