Jonathan’s former aide, Ahmed Gulak, was killed in Owerri.

Jonathan's former aide, Ahmed Gulak, was killed in Owerri.

In Imo state, gunmen assassinated Ahmed Gulak, a senior member of the All Progressives Congress (APC). According to TheCable, a former assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan was shot and killed by gunmen on his way back to Abuja from Owerri, the capital of Imo state. During the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) leadership crisis in January 2016, he announced himself as the party’s national chairman. Gulak was the chairman of the APC committee that organized the Imo governorship primary. After coming in the state to monitor the exercise in October 2018, he was reported missing. He then claimed that he and other members of the panel were kidnapped and that he was promised $2 million to sway the results of the primaries.

He further claimed that Rochas Okorocha, the governor of Imo state at the time, compelled members of the electoral commission to certify Uche Nwosu, his preferred candidate, as the primary winner. After Nwosu was declared the winner, the APC national working committee (NWC) decided to cancel the exercise. HOW HE EXPERIENCED JONATHAN — AND PDP

In April 2014, Jonathan fired him as his special adviser on political matters. His dismissal was not explained, though he was accused of interfering in the affairs of some PDP states. He was in a long-running feud with Godswill Akpabio, the then-governor of Akwa Ibom state and chairman of the PDP Governors Forum, at the time. He resigned as the national coordinator of the Goodluck Support Group a few days after being fired (GSG).

He moved from the PDP to the APC four years later, in February 2018, citing “impunity” and “injustice” in the former as reasons for his defection. “We have abandoned the PDP in the state (Adamawa) with all of its infrastructure to join the APC, thus the PDP has been decimated and buried. He had also stated, “We have switched the party secretariat to (that of) APC.”

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