BREAKING: "I am not in a hurry", General Yakubu Gowon Speaks After Death Rumour

BREAKING: "I am not in a hurry", General Yakubu Gowon Speaks After Death Rumour

  • General Yakubu Gowon, the former Nigerian military leader, has denied the report that he was dead
  • In a quick reaction to the news, the former military leader disclosed that he was not in a hurry to leave the earth. He was alive and healthy
  • Gowon ruled Nigeria for six years and led the country against the secessionist quest of the Biafra, a civil war that lasted for six years

FCT, Abuja - Former Nigerian military leader General Yakubu Gowon has denied the report of being death as earlier reported in some media.

In a tweet by NTA, the media aide to the former military leader disclosed that the former head of state said he was still alive and healthy, adding that he was not in a hurry.

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Gowon says he is not dead Photo Credit: Yakubu Gowon
Source: Twitter

The former head of state said:

"I am still around and well. I am not in a hurry"

What you should known about former military leader, Yakubu Gowon

Gowon was the third military head of state that Nigeria had soon after its Independence in 1960.

It was during its reign that Nigeria had its civil war, which lasted for 30 months.

The former military leader who ruled the country between August 1, 1966 and July 29, 1975, was the co-founder of the National Peace Committee founded in 2015.

Since its formation in 2015, the National Peace Committee has been instrumental in bringing candidates together to sign peace accord at each presidential election.

How Gowon, Kukah, formed National Peace Committee

Gowon founded the National Peace Committee alongside Bishop Matthew Kukah of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sokoto.

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Since its establishment in 2015, the National Peace Committee have supervised three consecution peace accords for presidential candidates in the Nigeria general elections.

Also, Gowon has been instrumental in mediating on behalf of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Niger Republic.

See the tweet here:

Bola Tinubu: Gowon urges Atiku, Obi, others to allow tribunal work earlier reported that former Nigerian head of state, Yakubu Gowon, has implored Atiku Abubakar of the PDP and Peter Obi of the Labour Party to accept the outcome of the tribunal in good faith.

The former military leader said the country had come a long way since 1960, and there is a need to maintain the nation's sanctity.

According to Gowon, the judiciary is the only institution that can protect the country's democracy, and it must be allowed to operate without interference.


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