By Sunny A Ijomah
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige has described the gruesome murder of the All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain and former Political Adviser to President Jonathan, Hon. Ahmed Gulak as ‘wicked, unwarranted and unnecessary.”
In a statement by Mr. Charles Akpan, Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations in the Ministry, Dr. Ngige said, it is not in the character of Ndigbo to shed blood for any reason and for any cause. Peace, consultation and accommodation are integral to republicanism as a race.
”Ndigbo cannot afford to be linked to a senseless murder or any other action that can bitterly sour our relationship with our brothers from other parts of Nigeria.”
He appealed to all political actors and aggrieved youths in Imo State and every State in the South East to immediately halt the escalating violence and embrace dialogue.
The Minister also advised all aggrieved persons to eschew violence as there is nothing that cannot be resolved through dialogue.
Dr. Ngige, therefore, condoled the government and good people of Adamawa over this tragic loss, especially his immediate family, relatives and friends.
He similarly condoled with the Enugu State Government and the people of Mbu in Isiuzo Local Government Area, over the murder of retired Justice Stanley Nnaji of the Enugu State High Court.
The Minister also prayed the God Almighty to grant him eternal rest.