Ahmed Gulak Biography, Career, Death, Net Worth, Controversies

Ahmed Ali Gulak was a Nigerian politician, lawyer, and former political adviser to former President, Goodluck Jonathan.

He hails from Adamawa State and was a chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC). He was shot dead on the 30th of May, 2021, by unidentified gunmen in Imo State.

Career

Ahmed Ali Gulak is a Nigerian politician who has held important political positions. He was the political adviser to the former Nigerian president, Goodluck Jonathan. Jonathan sacked him as his special adviser on political matters in April 2014.

Gulak was also a former speaker of the Adamawa State House of Assembly. In 2014, he declared his intention to run for governorship in Adamawa State under PDP (Peoples Democratic Party).

Gulak defected from PDP to APC in 2018, saying that he was forced to leave PDP due to “impunity and lack of internal democracy”.

Controversies

He once declared himself as the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the party’s leadership crisis in January 2016.

Ahmed Gulak was chairman of the APC committee that conducted the primaries for the Imo governorship election.

He had been 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.

Gulak had also alleged that Rochas Okorocha, then-governor of Imo state, forced members of the electoral panel to declare Uche Nwosu, his favorite candidate, as the winner of the primary.

Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), sacked the Imo State governorship primary election committee led by Ahmed Gulak. According to Oshiomhole, the result of the Imo governorship primary is fake, which necessitated the decision to sack the committee.

In April 2014, Goodluck Jonathan sacked him as his special adviser on political matters, and no reason was given for his sack. There are speculations that Gulak’s removal may have come as a result of a cold war brewing between him and the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Godswill Akpabio, which materialized last week.

Gulak incurred the wrath of the governor when he stormed Uyo, the Akwa-Ibom State capital, last Tuesday to inaugurate the South-south zonal office of the Goodluck Support Group, GSG, ahead of 2015, creating the impression that he acted on behalf of the President.

Akpabio was upset that Gulak did not intimate him about the visit and his activities in the state, and even worse, that he was fraternizing with his political opponents.

The inauguration of the campaign group was attended by Akpabio’s former deputy, Obong Nsima Ekere, ex-secretary to the state government, SSG, Umana Okon, and other notable political opponents of the governor.

The governor considered Gulak’s action as “disrespectful and an affront” to his exalted office and had reportedly asked President Jonathan to call his aide to order by asking him to steer clear of his state as the 2015 election approaches.

Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the state, Paul Ekpo, accused Gulak of breaching relevant protocols during his visit to the state.

“Gulak came to Akwa Ibom State and inaugurated a sectional and an unknown support group in favor of President Goodluck Jonathan without calling on the state’s party leadership,” he stated in a statement.

He advised the aide to sort out party problems in Adamawa State “before rushing to safe territories like South-South Nigeria where Jonathan requires no campaign.”

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Net Worth

His net worth is currently unknown.

Death

Ahmed Gulak died on the 30th of May, 2021. He was shot dead by unknown gunmen in Owerri, Imo State while traveling to Abuja.



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  1. It thought is a joke, he has been once kinnap in IMO state before and still have the mind to dey rom IMO and it environment

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