BY PRINCELY ONYENWE, IMO
Former Special Adviser Political to President Goodluck Jonathan, Ahmed Gulak and close friend of governor hope Uzodinma was murdered by gunmen in Owerri Imo State on his way to Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport.
The news of his death was made known by his classmate, Dr Umar Ado in a statement released to the press few moments ago.
Dr Umar however stated that he had confirmed the sad and gruesome death of his friend and classmate, the former Hon. Speaker of the Adamawa State House of Assembly, former Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President and former Special Adviser Political to President Goodluck Jonathan, Barr. Ahmadu Ali Gulak.
“Barr Gulak was said to have been killed last night by unknown gunmen in Owerri, Imo State.
Recall that Gulak was the agent that was sent from ABUJA to monitor the primary congress and announced the result that brought Uzodinma to limelight as the authentic flag bearer of the GOVERNORSHIP election held in Imo state through APC.
A call to the leader of hausa Community in Imo, confirmed that former presidential aide Ahmed Gulak has been killed in Owerri, Imo state.
He was reportedly ambushed and shot early hours of Sunday morning enroute the Sam Mbakwe airport after concluding a visit to the state.
Sources who preferred not to be named said he was scheduled to board the 8:30am flight to Abuja when the incident happened.
Gulak was a special adviser on political matters to president Goodluck Jonathan prior to his defection to the All Progressives Congress APC in 2014.
He was also the chairman of the Imo state APC governorship primary in which Hope Uzodinma emerged the party’s candidate.
Meanwhile, we perceived that his killing might be wrongly received by the North, the Imo State government should handle this properly and professionally…
This will help avoid what happened during the build up to 1967 war.
Our prayers and thoughts are with the Igbo communities in the North.
We’re following and observing all.
“May Allah (SWT) forgive his sins, bless his soul and reward his good deeds with Aljannah on the Day of Resurrection.
“May Allah (SWT) also give all his children, relatives, friends and loved ones, the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. And may Allah (SWT) bless us with faithful deaths when it is our turn to die. Ameen.
He pleaded all and sundry to accept his heartfelt sympathy over this personal painful experience even as he draw solace that he lived a good, helpful and productive life, well illustrated by the fact that he died while in service of his dear country.
He added that this is one death too many! May God Almighty save our fatherland. Ameen.”
9News Nigeria (Owerri)
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