The Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB) has dissociated itself from the killing of APC chieftain, Ahmed Gulak, calling politically motivated assignation. Latest information shows that Gulak was killed on the day Biafrans are remembering their fallen heroes in the town where he had three years ago handed the APC Gubernatorial ticket to the current governor in controversial circumstances.
His death is making the headlines. A major politician such as Barrister Ahmad Gulak killed by unknown gunmen in a space of a rising insurgency such as Owerri, Imo State in the Southeast is bound to make the headlines. The truth though is that he was never a stranger to Owerri. In fact, he conducted the gubernatorial primaries which brought the incumbent governor to power in the state although the popular account is that, after announcing the result of the primaries, he returned to Abuja not through the airport at Owerri but Portharcourt where he ran to by road before flying to Abuja. That was a few years ago.
It speaks to the Owerri connection about him in that he was always in Owerri for one thing or the other. And his death is coinciding with the day Biafrans are remembering their fallen heroes in the town where he had three years ago handed the APC Gubernatorial ticket to the current governor in controversial circumstances. Perhaps, that is what God planned for him.
Otherwise, he has risen quite steadily in politics since 1999. The Adamawa State House of Assembly was his major take-off point. There, he was the Speaker before becoming a Senior Special Assistant to Dr. Goodluck Jonathan when the latter was the Vice President to the late Umaru Yar’Adua. Goodluck Jonathan’s movement upstairs in the wake of Yar’Adua’s death was also Gulak’s upward movement. Goodluck made him the Special Adviser to the president on Political Affairs. He is not up to four years in the All Progressives Congress, (APC) where e got the opportunity to conduct the gubernatorial primaries. He was in the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP) after some scuffles in 2016.