By Chinonso Alozie
OWERRI—IMO State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, yesterday, hit back at Ahmed Gulak, for saying that an attempt was made by Okorocha’s loyalists to kidnap him (Gulak) in Owerri, during the Tuesday October 2 governorship primaries of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state.
Okorocha spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo.
This is coming after Ahmed, chairman of the committee for the APC gubernatorial primaries reportedly said he left Owerri to Abuja because there was a plan by loyalists of the governor to kidnap him, a claim which did not go down well with Okorocha.
In the governor’s reply, he said: “So, the question patriotic Nigerians should ask Gulak is, if you left Government House by 9:55pm and you claimed to have fled Owerri by 4am and considering the location of Rockview Hotel where he lodged, then, when and where did the kidnap attempt take place?
“And why should he be kidnapped when the materials for the primary were kept at Police Headquarters? What value would his kidnap serve anybody, since he didn’t have any material and the primary hadn’t been conducted?
“It is now left for Nigerians to ask him where he got the results with which he declared Hope Uzodinma winner. In fact, we do not subscribe to people talking about PDP when men like Gulak who left the party just few months ago act funny.
“It is a personal thing. It has nothing to do with PDP. Some people live. Some others exist. Those who just exist do not have souls and for them, anything goes.
“Ahmed Gulak and Hope Uzodinma had belonged to Alhaji Modu Sherrif faction of the PDP. That is the relationship between him and Hope Uzodinma.
“We also believe that those who sent him didn’t have this information. But even at that, a former Political Adviser to a former President should have lived above board.”