Doyin Okupe, a former spokesperson of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, says the actions of former political adviser to Jonathan, Ahmed Gulak, woke the Peoples Democratic Party from ‘deep slumber’.
Okupe says members of the opposition party should be thankful to Gulak for brazenly declaring himself the substantive chairman of the PDP.
Gulak had stormed the party’s headquarters in Abuja last week, to declare himself as the Chairman of the party.
While the leadership of the PDP and governors under the party heavily criticised Gulak for his actions, Okupe said ít was a ‘desperate situation that required urgent action’.
Speaking through his Twitter handle on Monday, Okupe said PDP members have been ‘woken up’ by Gulak.
“We should all be grateful to Gulak for making himself the alarm clock that woke this party (PDP) from deep slumber. It was a desperate situation requiring an urgent action. I believe now that we have all woken up, we can fix the PDP.”
Meanwhile, Gulak has filed a court injunction to stop the planned National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party.
He also filed a motion to determine whether the continuous parade by Prince Uche Secondus as acting national chairman is not contempt of court.
Gulak’s spokesperson, Bernard Mikko, said on Monday, that his principal had “gone to Court of Appeal to restrain PDP from holding any meeting of NEC presided over by the National secretary; Prof Wale Oladipo, Deputy National Chairman; Uche Secondus or any other person for that matter.”