Why Gulak was in Owerri, by Omo-Agege

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Deputy President Ovie Omo-Agege on Tuesday said former Political Adviser ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Alhaji Ahmed Gulak, was in , the Imo State capital, on a assignment when he was killed by gunmen on Sunday, May 30, 2021.

The former aide was on his way the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport in the town connect a flight Abuja, when he was killed.

Omo-Agege spoke at plenary after citing Order 43 notify the Upper Chamber of Gulak’s death.

The Deputy President said the former aide was on a assignment on behalf of the Committee on Constitution Review when he was killed.

“He was a lawyer – a very brilliant lawyer at that. Apparently, it was in that capacity that his relationship with me, as the Chairman of the Committee on Constitution Review, that I recommended and engaged him as one of the few brilliant men that we hired to help the committee in carrying out its assignment.

“We members of the committee are shattered by his demise. We believe that this is one death too many. For sure, it is most unfair for this very brilliant life to have been cut down in his prime,” he said.

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The Senate observed one-minute silence in honour of the departed Adamawa State lawyer and politician.

It mandated its Ad Hoc Committee on the Review of the 1999 Constitution to pay a condolence visit to the of the deceased.

Senate President Ahmad Lawan described the late politician as very committed, dedicated citizen of this country” made tremendous contributions at his state, Adamawa, and the level.

“The murder of this Nigerian is something that our security agencies must unravel the murderer and the people behind the murder itself. This is necessary in all the murders and assassinations that take place in our country on almost a daily basis,” he said.

Many eminent Nigerians also called for a thorough investigation into the killing of the former aide.

The South East Governors’ Forum, which condemned the killing in a statement by its Chairman and Ebonyi State Governor Dave Umahi, said: “We, on behalf of the people of Southeast, condemn the act highly and we charge security agencies to immediately deploy their officers and men to arrest the perpetrators and make them face . We, however, pray to God to grant the deceased rest in eternity.

“We assure our fellow northern governors of our commitment to unravel all masterminds of the act.

“The forum the public to exercise restraint and allow security agencies to continue with their investigations while assuring that all those involved in the act be brought to .”

All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain and former governorship candidate in Imo State, Uche Nwosu, urged security operatives to fish out the killers and bring them to .

In a statement, another APC chieftain and former Ogun State Governor Gbenga Daniel said: “I worked very closely with him on various strategic political issues in the last 10 years and he can be described as one of the truly detribalised Nigerians.

“His death remains a mystery and a painful loss to the entire country, especially at a time the situation in Nigeria needs critical thinking and intellectual solutions to its myriads of social and economic challenges.”

Igbo traditional rulers in the Diaspora, under the aegis of Association of Eze Nigbo N’uzo Ije, commiserated with the Gulak .

A statement by The Ezedioranma IV, Eze Ndigbo , His Royal Highness Igwe Dr. Boniface Ibekwe (Ide I) said: “We wish to call on our gallant security agents to fish out all the perpetrators of this heinous act and bring them to justice.”

Also, the for Justice, Peace and Equity, through its Coordinator, Malam Babangida Sule Manchok Junior, urged he Igbo in the North to shun violence and embrace peace.