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Gulak: dedicated nationalist, faithful friend – Sen Anyim

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Former senate president, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, has described the death of Ahmed Gulak as one death too many.

Gulak, a former political adviser to erstwhile President Goodluck Jonathan and a chieftain of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), was shot dead in Owerri, Imo state on Sunday, May 30, 2021.

Gulak was killed by unknown gunmen around Umueze Obiangwu in Ngor-Okpala local government area, close to the Sam Mbakwe Airport road, in Owerri, Imo state.

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Anyim served as secretary to the government of the federation under Goodluck Johnathan while the late Ahmed Gulak served as political adviser to the Johnathan government. In his sympathy message, Anyim noted that losing such a Nigerian was the darkest point in the senseless and mindless violence growing in the country and the South East. 

He, however, urged the security agencies to use their tactical experience to fish out the assailants.

He said, “30th of May, 2021, is no doubt the darkest Sunday of my life. The news of the gruesome murder of my friend and colleague, Hon. Ahmed Gulak, knocked me down into distress and it took me till this morning of 31st May 2021, to regain my senses from the shock.

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“Hon. Ahmed Gulak was my colleague in President Goodluck’s administration. He was a man of conviction and courage. He was endowed with a great intellectual prowess that enabled him to have unusual clarity of thought and expression: a dedicated nationalist and a faithful friend. 

“Losing Gulak, like other innocent, Nigerians to unknown assailants is the darkest point in the senseless and mindless violence growing in the country and South East. 

“This death is one too many. The security agencies owe humanity the duty to unravel and bring to book those behind this dastardly act. My heart goes to the family of Hon. Gulak. 

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I pray for God to grant his family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss and grant his soul eternal repose.”

By Ruth Oginyi

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