Abuja – Special Adviser to the President on Political Affair, Ahmed Gulak, said on Monday in Abuja that the PDP had uncovered the moles in its fold sent to destabilise the party.
Gulak stated this in an interview with State House correspondents shortly after a meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He was reacting to the crisis in PDP which deepened on Saturday when some governors walked out of the party’s special national convention to form a splinter group.
Gulak, who did not specifically name the moles, alleged that they were sent by the opposition with the aim of breaking the party.
“The opposition out there wants the party to split and there are moles.
“They sent moles in the cloak of PDP.
“We have discovered them and Insha –Allah (God’s willing), all PDP stakeholders, especially our field commanders who are governors have discovered this, and we are talking,’’ he said.
Gulak said he was surprised that former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, whom, he said, had benefitted mostly from PDP could lead the breakaway faction.
“I was surprise because Atiku is supposed to know more than any other person that there is no party like PDP.
“He once left PDP and went to ACN and he came back to PDP because he discovered that outside PDP, there is no other party.
“He had to come back and he was even given the waiver to contest the primaries election in 2011.
“Atiku should be grateful to PDP. Atiku is indebted to PDP and the best way to continue to pay the debt is to protect the party not to destabilise it,’’ he said.
He gave the assurance that the development would not lead to the demise of PDP but would rather make it stronger.
“PDP has been there from 1998. It is only PDP that has still maintained its name and identity.
“The other people you are talking about started as AD, transformed to AC, then to ACN and now APC.
“You know they have lost their identity. It is only PDP that has consistently maintained its identity and name.
Gulak noted that the meeting between the President and some of the breakaway governors Sunday night was part of the urgent reconciliation moves.
“The President had useful discussions with them and God’s willing these things will be things of the past.
“Politics is about interests and whatever somebody says or does is on how his or her interest can be protected.
“They have put on the table what they want and what it should be, and the leader (the President) has carefully listened to and analysed it and we will keep on talking,’’ he said.
Asked whether the breakaway governors stood their ground on the removal of Alhaji Bamanga Tukur as the party’s national chairman, Gulak said the issue was a difficult task for the party.
“You cannot remove the national chairman like that.
“He was elected and you will remember that of all the offices, INEC observed that only the position of the national chairman and the financial secretary were properly done.
“That is why we had do to the special national convention to properly elect the other officers.
“There are processes, there are provisions of the institution, there are electoral acts; we should not act outside the laws.
“We must act between the extant laws of the land because the PDP is a law -abiding party, we must entrench internal democracy,’’ he said.
Gulak pleaded with the party leaders, senior stakeholders and other members to embrace the dialogue in resolving the crisis. (NAN)