Governor Hope Uzodimma, Monday, said the killing of former presidential aide and chieftain of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Ahmed Gulak, “appears to be a clear case of political assassination”
Gulak was killed in Owerri on his way to the Sam Mbakwe Airport on Sunday by unknown gunmen.
Uzodimma also dismissed reports trending on the social media that his convoy was attacked.
The Governor said “Alhaji Ahmed Gulak was in Imo State for a national assignment. He came to Owerri with the Senate Commitee 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
Uzodimma continued “According to reports by the Police, he was shot in cold blood and the assilants did not remove a pin from him. It is most benumbing that people chose waste such an innocent blood in such a dastardly and cowardly manner.
Governor Uzodimma said the state government will not spare “any effort in ensuring that the murderers of this patriot are quickly arrested and prosecuted for their evil deeds”
He continued “Imo people are very hospitable. The events of the last few weeks do not represent who we truly are.
He expressed hope that “the ongoing police investigations will uncover the whole truth; it is common that those who are innocent need not be afraid. But the guilty will never go scot-free, certainly not in this instant case”
He comiserated “with relations and families of victims of kidnapping, armed robberies, banditry and stray bullets in Imo State and to inform you that the government has been reaching out and will continue to reach out to all other victims.
He denied reports on social media that his convoy was attacked.
“Let me also clarify that the story trending on social media platforms, that my convoy was attacked.That is the wish of those who murdered Gulak”