The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has charged his Imo State counter, Hope Uzodinma, not to assume this early that the assassination of Ahmed Gulak has a political undertone.
Governor Uzodinma in a broadcast on Monday had condemned the killing of the former presidential aide, describing the death of Gulak as an unfortunate clear case of political assassination.
Wike, while speaking on Channels TV, however, charged his Imo counterpart to exercised patience and allow the security agencies to carry out their assignment.
“I think that the governor of Imo State, my brother Hope Uzodinma should allow the security agencies to do their proper investigation for it is too early now for him to come out to say it is a political assassination.
“Having done that, it means that you already know those who committed the crime and that will not be fair. When things of this nature happen, allow the security agencies to really go into the matter and then say look, from our investigations, this is what we found out,” Wike stated.
Naija News had earlier reported that gunmen on Sunday killed Gulak around Umueze Obiangwu in Ngor-Okpala Local Government Area close to the Sam Mbakwe Airport road in Owerri, Imo State.
The former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan was heading to the airport when the assailants attacked him and shot him on the spot.
Wike while commiserating with the family of the APC stalwart said, there is no loss of life that is acceptable, regardless of the form it takes.
He, however, warned against the politicizing of Gulak’s death, stressing that all extrajudicial killings of citizens in the country must be treated as unacceptable.