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  NIGERIA’S GENERAL ELECTIONS –GENERAL YAKUBU GOWN SUES FOR PEACE Whoever viewed the video report of the event at which presidential aspirants signed declarations of peaceful conduct at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, on Wednesday February 13, 2019, would see on the face of retired General Yakubu Gowon and Nigeria’s most senior retired military officer signs of concern for the nation.  Beyond that, his voice, as relayed on television indicated that he felt genuinely disturbed about what becomes of Nigeria, not only during and after the elections of February 16, 2019, but also long after even the present generation has departed. Whoever has had direct dealings with Gen. Gowon would attest to his good nature, extreme humility and simplicity; as well as his genuine disposition to peaceful conducts. SIMPLY SIMPLE: Twice, this writer ran into Mrs. Victoria Gowon at the London Heathrow airport in recent years. Like the husband, there was no aide to carry her bag following her. I shook my head in disbelief – the wife of a former head of state going around just like that without an escort! I recalled in discussions with Gen. Gowon’s personal assistant – Adeyeye recently,  how the former Nigerian leader visited Osun State Government House in 2006 on NIGERIA PRAYS assignment. On arrival at the Presidential Lodge where he was housed, Gen. Gowon could have sent for the governor who would have reported within five minutes. Instead, the General sent a word to then Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola that he was coming to greet him.  Prince Oyinlola shouted:  ‘’ABOMINATION’!,  left what he was doing, called his wife and rushed down to where Gen. Gowon stayed.  I was even more surprised when his personal assistant gave me Gen. Gowon;s personal mobile number! . When this piece – an admonition was received this afternoon, I knew it came from a heart genuinely committed to the peace of Nigeria. Please spare some time to read this piece by Gen (Dr) Yakubu Gowon, GCFR, Nigeria’s military Head of State from 1966 to 1975. PLEASE READ AND CIRCULATE  THE BURDEN OF THE ELDERS 2019 FINAL CALL  By: Gen. (Dr) Yakubu Gowon, GCFR The historic struggles and sacrifices of the colonial days may have receded in our national memory but the hopes and joys that attended our independence on the 1st of October 1960 will forever be cherished memories in the hearts of many that by God’s grace are…

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