- General Yakubu Gowon said he was slumped during a funeral of late Major General David Akpodiete Ejoor in Delta state
- Gowon made this claims during the thanksgiving service for the 32nd annual Fresh Fire Convention of Gethsemane Prayer Ministries
- According to the general, though he is 85 years old, he is still waxing stronger and stronger
Former Nigeria military Head of state, General Yakubu Gowon, has reacted to rumours which claimed that he slumped in Delta state during the funeral ceremonies of former military governor of defunct Midwest Region, late Major General David Ejoor.
Nigerian Tribune reports that Gowon described rumour as sensational during the thanksgiving service for the 32nd annual Fresh Fire Convention of Gethsemane Prayer Ministries (GPMI) with the theme ‘Jesus: Access to Greater Glory’ and dedication of its Bethel Prayer Suites, Retreat and Conference Centre, at The Chapel of Light, Eleyele, Ibadan.
The general who is the national chairman of Nigeria Prays, represented on the occasion by the Secretary of the Christian group, Evangelist Austen Kemie, lamented that some sections of the media sold itself to falsehood.
According to him, “I am representing General Gowon at this gathering. He said he did not slump as reported in the news a few days ago. Though he is 85 years old, he is still waxing stronger and stronger. But, the false news went all over the world.
“He (Gowon) said calls were coming to him from Canada, America, United Kingdom and other countries of the world on the news that he slumped. He asked me when we spoke if I could see how strong he was. He said he could walk 10 miles.”
“It is with profound joy and abounding gratitude to the almighty God that I, the chairman of Nigeria Prays, join the numerous well-wishers to congratulate the entire Gethsemane family on the occasion of the dedication of your Bethel Prayer Suites, Retreat and Conference Center in Ibadan on Saturday.
“It is, indeed, another significant milestone in the life of Gethsemane Prayer Ministries worldwide. However, as much as I wish to attend, due to earlier commitment, I was unable to attend. But, I am with you in spirit and in truth.
“Wishing you success and God’s blessing on this occasion. Our prayer is that the new retreat centre will serve as a centre of excellence and an enduring legacy, not only for Gethsemane Prayer Ministries but the entire body of Christ. On behalf of Nigeria Prays, I send my sincere congratulations.”
In his vote of thanks at the end of the convention and dedication service, the president, GPMI, Reverend Moses Aransiola, expressed appreciation to the former head of state, the executive arm of Nigeria Prays and other men of God, who graced the occasion, for their prayer to the nation and for their gestures to his ministries.
Aransiola, who called for concerted efforts of all towards nation building and the work of God, said: “I want all the people to know that God will continue to honour the prayers of his people and bless the work of their hands.''
Recall that Legit.ng reported that a former military head of state, General Yakubu Gowon, was said to have slumped during a funeral of late Major General David Akpodiete Ejoor in Delta state.
Gowon slumped mid way during an oration at the grave side of late Major General David Akpodiete Ejoor, in Ovwor-Olomu Community, Ughelli south local government area of the state.
It was gathered that following the mishap, military personnel present at the occasion made efforts to bar visual coverage of the incident as an ambulance was immediately in sight in front the special tent where it occurred.
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