A former political adviser to Goodluck Jonathan, Ahmed Gulak, has expressed the confidence that the Peoples Democratic Party will defeat the All Progressives Congress in the 2019 general election. Gulak in an interview with Daily Trust maintained that the PDP stands a chance in unseating the APC because it is the only political party in Nigeria that can give the country a sense of direction.
The party chieftain equally noted that the PDP was the only party that can pull Nigeria out of its economic crisis. Gulak has also dismissed insinuation that the Sheriff-led faction of the PDP is doing the bidding of the APC. He however noted that the leadership tussle in the PDP has affected the fortunes of the party negatively. Gulak blamed the crisis in the party as the reason why the PDP lost the Edo and Ondo gubernatorial election. When asked about the rumour that the Makarfi group is likely to form a new party if the courts do not favour it, he admitted that the rumour was rife but said he doesn’t expect them to do that.