Posted by News Express | 1 June 2021 | 468 times
Former governor of Imo State and Senator representing Imo West Senatorial Zone, Senator Rochas Okorocha, has strongly condemned the murder of frontline politician, Alhaji Ahmed Gulak, describing his death as “unfortunate and disheartening”.
He made the condemnation in a statement issued on Tuesday by his Special Adviser (Media) Sam Onwuemeodo, which disclosed that “Senator Okorocha has also sent his heartfelt condolences to the family of Alhaji Gulak and to the government of Adamawa State, over the death of the politician, explaining that, the nation at large and Adamawa State in particular, have lost a very vibrant politician.”
Okorocha regretted that “politics has in recent time, been allowed to eat deep into the fabric of the nation’s life, so much so that, when certain situations like the death of Gulak arise, leaders would foot-drag over what they should have ordinarily done or say, because of the needless political colourations some leaders have chosen to give to every incident.”
He appealed to leaders and stakeholders “to always guard their utterances on sensitive issues, to avoid jeopardizing efforts being made by genuine leaders to stop the ugly story of insecurity in the country, adding that, leaders should show their commitment to the campaign against insecurity through their utterances, actions and inactions.”
Senator Okorocha called for “unmitigated investigation to unravel the motive or circumstances surrounding the killing of Gulak”, adding that Acting lnspector General of Police Usman Baba should take over the investigation to ensure that a thorough job is done.
Okorocha regretted the spate of killings across the nation, “including his home State Imo, that had been peaceful before now”, stating that “where the use of force or use of arms has failed, diplomacy, dialogue and God-given wisdom can be deployed.”
He advised that “anybody or any leader trying to score cheap political point or gain out of these killings, should be seen as very unpatriotic and called on such people to help the nation, by having a rethink”, adding that the lives of Nigerians cannot be equated with political gains.
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