Sunday, April 14, 2024

Gowon not dead, still around and well, says aide

Adeyeye E. Ajayi, a personal aide to former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, has debunked rumours flying around social media that the former Head of State is dead.

This was contained in a terse statement issued by Ajayi late Monday night.

Ajayi said Gowon is “still around and well.”

“General Gowon is not in a hurry to go anywhere.”

Meanwhile, the Delta State governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party during the last general election, Kenneth Gbagi, has also refuted the rumours that former Head of State is dead.

The former Minister of State for Education, who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Orusi Kenneth, on Monday, described the purported death as the “handiwork of mischief makers”.

Gbagi disclosed that the former Head of State is alive, hale and hearty and presently in London.

Gbagi said: “General Gowon is still much around with us, hale and hearty. He is not in a hurry to go anywhere.”

The former chairman, Legal Aid Council of Nigeria, who urged Nigerians to ignore the rumours about Gowon’s death said; “I, Gbagi, just spoke with him. I hereby refute the rumour of the death of my friend, General Gowon.

“He has communicated to Nigerians that he is still much around, hale and hearty. Gowon, is alive”, Gbagi insisted.

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