Former Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha has reacted to the murder of a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ahmed Gulak, by unknown gunmen in Imo State.
Newspot had reported how Gulak was killed in the early hours of Sunday shortly after he left his hotel and was said to heading to the Sam Mbakwe airport to connect with a flight back to his destination.
Reacting to Gulak’s murder in Owerri on Tuesday, Okorocha through his Media Aide, Sam Onwuemeodo, described the Gulak’s murder as unfortunate and disheartening.
Okorocha, however, called on the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Baba Usman Alkali, to investigate how Gulak was killed in Imo state.
The Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District noted that the investigation would unravel the motive behind those who murdered Gulak.
The statement reads: “Former governor of Imo State and Senator representing Imo West Senatorial Zone, Senator Rochas Okorocha has outrightly condemned the unfortunate murder of one of the front row politicians in this country, Alhaji Ahmed Gulak, describing his death, as unfortunate and disheartening.
“Senator Okorocha has also sent his heartfelt condolences to the family of Alhaji Gulak and to the government of Adamawa State, over the death of the politician, explaining that, the nation at large and Adamawa State, in particular, have lost a very vibrant politician.
“He regretted that politics has in recent time, been allowed to eat deep into the fabric of the nations life, so much so that, when certain situations like the death of Gulak arise, leaders would foot-drag over what they should have ordinarily done or say, because of the needless political colourations some leaders have chosen to give to every incident.
“Okorocha appealed to leaders and stakeholders, to always guard their utterances on sensitive issues, to avoid jeopardizing efforts being made by genuine leaders to stop the ugly story of insecurity in the country, adding that, leaders should show their commitment to the campaign against insecurity through their utterances, actions, and inactions.
“Senator Okorocha calls for an unmitigated investigation to unravel the motive or circumstances surrounding the killing of Gulak, adding that, the Inspector General of Police should take over the investigation to ensure that a thorough job is done.
“Okorocha regretted the spate of killings across the nation including his home State Imo, that had been peaceful before now, stating that, where the use of force or use of arms has failed, diplomacy, dialogue, and God-given wisdom can be deployed.”