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Wednesday, 3 October 2018

GULAK LIED ON KIDNAP CLAIM, SAYS ELECTION PANEL SECRETARY


Secretary of the Imo State Governorship Primary Election Committee Secretary Henry Idahagbon has described as “embarrassing” the claim by the Chairman of the Committee, Ahmed Gulak that there was attempt to kidnap members of the Committee.


Idahagbon told reporter that members of the Committee were not under any form of threat or intimidation in Imo State, adding that the claims by Gulak were not only false but demeaning.

According to him, members of the Committee were shocked over the action of the Chairman of the Committee, who absconded without their knowledge and went to Abuja to announce results when the primary election had not been held.

He said: “I was with Gulak in his hotel room 701 at the Rockview hotel until 1am, when I went to my room; there was no inkling that he was going to escape. I am surprised that a Lawyer like him could joke with such serious allegation like kidnapping. Let me make it known that we were not under any form of threat or intimidation at any time in Imo State.

“What happened was in the morning, I went to knock at Gulak’s room and there was no response, I went to the room of another member of the Committee to look for him but he was not there. We all started looking for him to no avail before we learnt from the porters that he has left the hotel. For the records, we there was no attempt to kidnap any member of the Committee”.

He continued that, “we were still in the hotel when the governor came and told us that Gulak had escaped to Abuja to announce fake result”.

The Nation

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