“Gowon was merely overwhelmed with Emotion; He did not Slump” – Military

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A military source has revealed that the Former Nigerian Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, did not slump in Delta State, as alleged by some media reports, but was merely overwhelmed with emotion.

The source noted that General Gowon lost control of his emotions while speaking at the burial of his long-time friend and colleague, late Gen. David Ejoor, in Ovwor-Olomu community in Ughelli-south local government area of Delta state.

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The military source also revealed that the former military State Head was immediately rushed to a special tent in the vicinity and attended to in the company of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State and the former Delta State Governor, James Ibori.

Platinum.ng gathered that the late Gen. Ejoor was a former Chief of Army Staff when General Gowon was Head of State.