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Ahmed Gulak was a “loyal public servant” and will be remembered for his contributions to democracy – Former President Jonathan

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Former President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed shock over the death of Ahmed Gulak, his ex-special adviser on political matters.

Gulak was killed by gunmen while returning to Abuja from Owerri, Imo state capital, on Sunday. In his reaction, Former President Jonathan praised the deceased as a “loyal public servant”, expressing how hurtful the death made him.

The statement was released by Ikechukwu Eze, a special adviser on media to the former president.

It reads: “I received with shock the death of Alh Ahmed Gulak who died on Sunday, May 30, 2021, in Owerri, Imo State.

“Gulak was a loyal public servant and dedicated patriot who gave his all in service to his country. His death is a painful loss to me and many others who worked and interacted with him.

“He will be remembered for his modest contributions to the growth of our nation’s democracy, especially his memorable days both as a skillful speaker of Adamawa State House of Assembly and political adviser in our administration.”

Jonathan then offered commiserations to the family and loved ones of the deceased.

“My deepest condolences to his family, the government and the people of Adamawa state, who are bound to feel the loss of this eminent and patriotic Nigerian.

“May God grant his family, friends and supporters solace, even as I appeal for calm while law enforcement bodies carry out their investigations.”

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