Northern Group Charges Imo Govt to Bring Killers of Ex-President Jonathan’s Aide to Justice or Be Declared Persona Non Grata
The Northern Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has called on the Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma to bring the killers of Ahmad Gulak to Justice or risk being declared a Parsona Non Grata on Northern soil.
A statement issued and signed by the National President Isah Abubakar which was sent to Arewa Agenda said, “It’s so pathetic and sad the continuous killing and lawlessness going on in the South Eastern part of Nigeria.
“The government of Imo state must give an account of those who killed Gulak, the continuous killing of Northerners and destruction of security facilities in Imo State will no longer be tolerated, the Federal Government must rise to it’s constitutional responsibility of protecting lives and properties and must act appropriately so as to avoid this from escalating to a civil war.
“the government should take note that will will not allow the killers of Ahmed Gulak to go unpunished, the Imo State Governor who is the chief security officer must bring the people involved in this assassination to justice.
“Let us state categorically that the Youths from the.North will do everything within thier power to force the government of Imo state to bring the perpetrators of this crime to justice, the Imo state governor and other South East Governors should take note that we shall not accept the continued killing of Northerners and Northern elites in their region”.
The President further said the Governor of Imo State have “two weeks to carryout a thorough investigation to unravel the killers or he shall declare him persona-non grata across the entire Northern Soil.”
Recall that the former Political Adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Ahmed Gulak, has been shot dead in Owerri, the Imo State capital.
Gulak a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC ) was said to have been shot dead by unknown gunmen while returning to Abuja from Owerri.
He was chairman of the APC committee that conducted the primaries for the Imo governorship election.
He later said he was “kidnapped” alongside members of the panel, and that he was offered $2 million to influence the outcome of the primaries.
According to TheCable, he had also alleged that Rochas Okorocha, then-governor of Imo state, forced members of the electoral panel to declare Uche Nwosu, his favourite candidate, as winner of the primary.