– APC has raised a serious allegation against the opposition PDP
– According to the ruling party, the PDP is happy with the level of insecurity in the country
– Meanwhile, the party expressed shock over the killing of Ahmed Gulak
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is excited over the rising insecurity in the southeast.
The APC made this claim in a statement titled ‘APC mourns Ahmed Gulak, calls for collective action against criminality’, released on Monday and signed by the APC National Secretary, Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, John Akpanudoedehe.
The APC, while mourning Ahmed Gulak who was killed in Owerri on Sunday, alleged that the PDP was excited about the rising insecurity in the South East.
The statement read, “The All Progressives Congress has expressed shock over Sunday morning’s barbaric killing of Barrister Ahmed Gulak, an APC chieftain in the Imo state capital, Owerri.
“The Party joins Nigerians to mourn his death and condemn his murderers in the strongest possible terms.
“We commiserate with his immediate family as well as the government and people of Adamawa State. He was a shining political leader and patriot.
“The APC and all well-meaning Nigerians is calling for national unity to fight crimes in the country and urge relevant security agencies to leave no stone unturned in their efforts to track down and swiftly bring the perpetrators of this crime to justice.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the police in Imo state said that the killers of Ahmed Gulak, a chieftain of the APC are members of the secessionist group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its security arm, Eastern Security Network (ESN).
Bala Elkana, the spokesperson for the Imo police command made the claim in a statement via Facebook on Sunday, May 30. He said Gulak’s killers were traced to their location within Imo where they were shot dead during a gun battle with police operatives. The command stated that the dead assailants were later identified as members of the IPOB/ESN.
The police said:
”The assailants were identified as members of the proscribed IPOB and ESN. The driver who drove late Ahmed Gulak and a co- victim who survived have all identified the dead body of the IPOB/ESN members positively as their attackers and also identified the three vehicles recovered as those used by the attackers.”
Meanwhile, Shehu Sani, a former senator representing Kaduna Central has reacted to the murder of Ahmed Gulak, a former political aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan.
Sani, who reacted to the tragedy in a series of tweets on Sunday, said it is time to track the unknown gunmen down and take action.
The former lawmaker lamented that road travellings in some parts of the country have become a dangerous expedition and a hellish experience.