Coordinator of the PDP Governors Forum, Earl Osaro Onaiwu, has asked a former political adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Mr. Ahmed Gulak to shut up if he has nothing better to say over the ongoing arms probe of Col. Sambo Dasuki and others by the Federal Government.
Onaiwu was reacting to calls by Gulak for the probe of Jonathan saying that as the buck stops at the former president’s table, he should be held accountable whether he was aware or not.
In a statement in Abuja on Thursday, the coordinator of the PDP Governors Forum expressed regrets that a man aspiring to lead the PDP 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 will call for an inclusive, unbiased investigation of the purported arms deal rather than this mercenary statement by him.
“It is becoming increasingly clear that his court case against the PDP national executive is the handiwork of fifth columnist out to destroy the PDP. But I am confident that those behind him will fail.
“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.
According to Onaiwu, the former presidential aide was loose cannon during his time in office, a situation he said led to the estrangement of most governors with the Jonathan administration including the five governors that eventually decamped from the PDP.
He said Gulak was free to leave the party and join the APC given his opportunistic inclination rather than cause disaffection within the PDP.
On the arms deal probe, Onaiwu decried what he called media trial by agents of the present government, urging for a fair, impartial process in order to strengthen accountability and the rule of law in the country.
He further stated that nobody should play the sanctimonious card as each person’s antecedent is well-known given that no one fell from outer space.