Gowon: Report That I Slumped Is False


Former Nigeria military Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, has described as untrue rumour that he slumped in Delta State on Friday, May 3, during the funeral ceremonies of former Military Governor of defunct Midwest Region, late Major General David Ejoor.


The rumour that the former military head of state, now 85, slumped went viral in the media for some days thereby causing a stir across the land.


However, Gen Gowon, described the news 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.


Gen Gowon, 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.


He said: “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 10miles.”


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