Nigerian president sacks political adviser

The advisor recently called the Adamawa Governor "a mad cow".

Nigerian president sacks political adviser

World Bulletin / News Desk

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday sacked his political affairs advisor Ahmad Gulak.

"President Goodluck Jonathan has terminated the appointment of his Special Adviser Alhaji Ahmed Gulak with immediate effect," presidential spokesman Reuben Abati said in a statement.

He said a replacement will be announced "in due course."

Gulak joined Jonathan's government in 2011 and was about the most accessible of his spokesmen to the media.

He hails from Nigeria's northern state of Adamawa.

Some observers had described Gulak as "garrulous and too combative" in his handling of opposition to President Jonathan.

He recently called Adamawa Governor Murtala Nyako "a mad cow" after the latter accused Jonathan of involvement in"genocide" against people of the north.

Jonathan has a history of doing away with his official aides who use foul language on opposition politicians.

His former media chief Ima Niboro was sacked in 2011 following disparaging remarks against opposition leader Muhammadu Buhari. 

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