Akwa Ibom: Jonathan Fires Gulak
President Goodluck Jonathan has terminated the appointment of his Special
Adviser(Political), Alhaji Ahmed A. Gulak with immediate effect.
President Jonathan thanks Alhaji Gulak for his services to the present
administration and wishes him success in his future endeavors.
This information was contained in a series of tweets by the President's
spokesman, Reuben Abati (@abati1990)
It would be recalled that Gulak had irked some PDP chieftains in Akwa Ibom
when he made a comment during his recent visit that the party would not
tolerate imposition of candidate, apparently referring to Governor
Godswill Akpabio's resolve to zone the Governorship of the State to Eket
A statement from Akwa Ibom PDP had said:
“Ahmad Gulak should remember that he is merely a Presidential aide who has
no business dictating what happens in PDP States as much and far as
Elections 2015 is concerned”.“He should not abuse his office by making
careless and caustic statements capable of dragging the Presidency and the
National Chairman of PDP into disrepute”.
“If Gulak wants to campaign for choice aspirants in Akwa Ibom and other
PDP States, I suggest that he resigns from office in order to fully
provide consultancy services to his gubernatorial clients”.
Gulak had stated that there will be No Imposition of Candidates by the PDP
in 2015 as it is against the tenets of democracy which guarantees freedom
of choice by the people and against the stand of Mr President as the
leader of the party and that of the National Chairman of the PDP, Alhaji
Adamu Mua'zu. He advised prospecting aspirants for 2015 elections under
the umbrella of the PDP to go back and consult the party leaders at the
grassroots as PDP candidates for the 2015 would be selected, he also
commended Mr.Umana Okon Umana for his support to President Goodluck
Jonathan administration and Goodluck Jonathan Support Group in Akwa Ibom
Ahmed Gulak whose Goodluck Support Group, GSG has been embroiled in series
of scandals across its chapters in London and the United States with
questionable characters as coordinators and heads was in strong terms
advised to mind his business.