[INSECURITY]:Ex-Jonathan’s aide and Former Chairman of Imo APC Primary Election, Ahmed Gulak, shot dead in Owerri|eaglesightnews@gmail.com

A former political adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan, Ahmed Gulak, has confirmed been shot dead in Owerri, Imo State.

Mr Gulak, a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), was shot dead on Saturday night by some gunmen, according to a report by Premiums Times.

The paper said Umar Ardo, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and personal friend of Mr Gulak, has confirmed the killing.

“I just confirmed the sad and unfortunate death of my 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,” the paper quoted Mr Ardo as saying.

“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 added. Another  report by the BBC said the police spokesperson in Imo State, Bala Elkana, has also confirmed the killing.

The BBC report said Mr Gulak was shot while he was on his way from Imo to Abuja.

Reactions from the public on social media out of sympathy blame the diseased of not going to owerri with security . Others said “whatever will be would be…but it so unfortunate to have lost a father of a home at this critical time.May the Lord comfort the family he left behind”.

Mr Gulak was the chairman of the committee which conducted the 2019 APC governorship primary in Imo State that produced the incumbent Governor of the state, Hope Uzodinma, as the candidate of the party.

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