Former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ahmed Gulak, has been killed by gunmen in Owerri, the Imo State capital.
It was gathered that Gulak was shot dead by gunmen while returning to Abuja from Owerri.
Sources said that he was ambushed on Sunday morning while on his way to Sam Mbakwe International Cargo airport.
Gulak once declared himself as the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the party’s leadership crisis in January 2016.
He was chairman of the APC committee that conducted the controversial primaries for the Imo governorship election.
Gulak was declared missing after arriving in the state to supervise the exercise in October 2018.
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.
He had also alleged that Imo State Governor at the time, Rochas Okorocha, forced members of the electoral panel to declare Uche Nwosu, his son-in-law, as the winner of the primary.
The APC national working committee (NWC) eventually cancelled the exercise after Nwosu was announced the winner.
Jonathan sacked Gulak as his Special Adviser on Political Matters in April 2014.
No reason was given for his sack but he was alleged to be meddling in the affairs of some PDP states.
At the time, he had a running battle with Godswill Akpabio, governor of Akwa Ibom State and chairman of PDP Governors Forum then.
Few days after he was dismissed from office, he resigned as the national coordinator of the Goodluck Support Group (GSG).
In February 2018, he defected from the PDP to the APC, citing “impunity and injustice” as the reason for his departure.
“We have left the PDP with its entire structures in the Adamawa State to join the APC, so the PDP is destroyed and buried. We have also converted the party secretariat to that of APC,” he had said.