Imo State governor, Uzodimma
The embattled Imo State governor, Sen. Hope Uzodimma, has cleared the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) from the killing of All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Mr Ahmed Gulak, in Owerri on Sunday. The governor said that the killing of Gulak, former Special Adviser on Political Matters to former President Goodluck Jonathan has political undertone.
The governor’s position is completely at variance with a statement issued by the police in Imo State blaming IPOB of the killing. Addressing a press conference in Owerri, Imo State capital on Monday, Uzodimma countered police claim that Gulak was killed by members of IPOB.
“Alhaji Ahmed Gulak was in Imo State for a national assignment. He came to Owerri with the Senate Committee on Constitutional Amendment. Being a humble man, he chose to travel incognito according to his friend who was with him. Someone must have trailed him from the hotel to the airport. That is exactly why his gruesome murder appears to be a clear case of political assassination,” the governor said.
He continued: “The brutal and callous assassination of Alhaji Ahmed Gulak yesterday, Sunday, May 30th 2021, on his way to the Sam Mbakwe Cargo Airport, is painful because he did not deserve to die that way.”
“The death of this compatriot is a personal loss to me because he was an invaluable friend and brother whose sense of justice, fairness and uprightness endeared him to me. I was shocked to my marrows when the sad news of his callous murder was broken to me.
“I was getting ready to go to church when the sad news came, and I could not attend the service again. It was simply one of the most devastating news I have heard in my life, and I am yet to recover from the shock. It remains a puzzle to me why anyone would want to murder him in this gruesome and vicious manner.”