– The APC in Adamawa state has accused Governor Uzodimma of making attempts to cover up Gulak’s killing
– Ibrahim Bilal, the chairman of the APC chapter, however, called on the Imo governor to fish out the killers
– President Buhari was also urged to intervene and ensure those behind the murder of the APC chieftain do not escape justice
Yola, Adamawa state – The chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa state has tasked the Imo state governor, Hope Uzodimma, to produce the killers of Ahmed Gulak.
Ibrahim Bilal who is the chairman of the Adamawa APC made this known in a statement released on Thursday, June 3, in Yola, the state capital, The Guardian reported.
Gulak, a prominent APC chieftain, was killed in Owerri, the Imo state capital, on Sunday, May 30.
In the statement which signals the tragic event may create a crack in the APC, Bilal accused the governor of trying to sweep the case under the carpet.
He alleged that Gulak’s murder was premeditated and executed by those who had repeatedly targeted northerners in the southeast region.
Bilal described Governor Uzodimma’s imputation of political motives in Gulak’s death as suspicious.
“Since he has imputed political motive to it, as the chief security officer of the state, he should produce the perpetrators.”
Buhari should intervene
The Adamawa APC chair also called on President Muhammadu Buhari to use his good offices to secure justice for Gulak, Sahara Reporters also stated.
He also urged the federal government to go after the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and crush the group using its full might.
Contrary to Governor Uzodimma’s claim, Bilal accused the outlawed group of killing Gulak.
Uzodimma blames Imo security crisis on PDP
Meanwhile, the Imo state government has accused the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of fueling the rising levels of insecurity in the southeast state.
This follows a statement by the PDP calling for the resignation of Governor Hope Uzodimma, saying that has failed to secure the lives and property of the Imo people.
However, the state government in a statement sent to Legit.ng on Friday, June 4, by the commissioner of information, Declan Emelumba, said the PDP’s statement “is a clear case of self-indictment of the party as the real perpetrators of insecurity in the state.”