Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has reacted to former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, who asked some questions concerning the assassination of Ahmed Gulak
CityNews Nigeria had earlier reported that Fani-Kayode had in a post on Twitter on Wednesday morning stated that members of IPOB did not kill Gulak.
The PDP chieftain had stated that: “Why did the Gov. of Imo not provide security for Gulak? Why was Gulak dressed in jeans & a baseball cap as if he was in disguise?
“I have known Gulak for 15 years & I never saw him in jeans & a baseball cap. Why did he sneak out of the hotel in a car hire without any security?
“Who were the men in the car with him and who was the driver? How come we have not heard from them?
“Why did the Gov. not supply Gulak with a car to drop him at the airport? Is it true that they fell out badly over some unresolved issues?
“Why did the Governor quickly say that this was a political assassination within 24 hours of the incident? How did he manage to conduct this investigation in record time?
“Why did they try to give the impression that IPOB and ESN killed Gulak & how can we be sure that those they killed later & claimed were Gulak’s assassins really were Gulak’s assassins?”
Reacting in a statement by his Special Adviser (Media)/Chief Press Secretary, Oguwike Nwachuku, Uzodinma described Fani-Kayode’s questions as unfortunate.
He accused the former Aviation minister of trying to make gains out of the unfortunate incident and questioned the character of the PDP stalwart.
He said: “It seems the former Aviation Minister wants to make capital of the unfortunate gruesome murder of Alhaji Gulak who was killed on Sunday morning around Ngor Okpala on his way to the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport.
“But Fani-Kayode in his characteristics manner of always trying to reap from ugly situations has taken to his Facebook wall to make insinuations that suggest he does not want those behind Gulak’s assassination unveiled.”
He added: “Ordinarily, one would not have bothered responding to the balderdash Fani-Kayode posted on his Facebook wall because Nigerians know the character that is him but for the unsuspecting members of the public who may not know the reason behind his comments.
“Explanations had been offered that Gulak was not Governor Uzodimma’s guest as of the time he was killed in Imo, but had come to the State on the invitation of the organisers of the 1999 Constitution Review Committee of the Senate as a Consultant.”