Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma has described the assassination of a former presidential adviser, Alhaji Ahmad Gulak as politically motivated.
Gulak was on Sunday killed by some assailants in Owerri on his way to the airport to catch a flight to Abuja by the yet to be ascertained gunmen whom the police command in the state has claimed to have been killed.
Reacting to the news in a statement that he personally signed on Monday, the governor who described the deceased as ‘a friend who believed in fairness and justice stated that he was yet to recover from the shock induced by the murder.
“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.” He said.
According to the governor, “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.”
Though he refrained from disclosing the identity of those who killed Gulak, he however, said “That is exactly why his gruesome murder appears to be a clear case of political assassination.
“It is most benumbing that people chose to waste such an innocent blood in such a dastardly and cowardly manner.” He said while expressing the resolve of his government to ensure that everything is done to find those who carried out the murder.
“They (the killers) will not by the grace of God escape their deserved punishment. This is not in our character as Ibos, not in our tradition nor in our culture. We must condemn this callous act.” He concluded.