According to a viral update gathered by eaglessightnews, a former military ruler General Yakubu Gowon has reportedly dead.
Yakubu Gowon as reported by some online news mediums including nairaland dies at 89.
However, in a latest and contrary update gathered by eaglessightnews on the earlier purported report, Barr. Kenneth Gbagi former Governorship candidate on the platform of the Social Democratic Party – SDP in 2023 gubernatorial election in Delta State has refuted the rumour, making the rounds that former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon is dead.
The former Minister of State for Education, who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Orusi Kenneth, on Monday October 9th 2023, described the purported death as “handiwork of mischief makers”.
Gbagi, disclosed that General Gowon, is alive, hale and hearty and presently in London.
“General Gowon, is still much around with us, hale and hearty. He is not in a hurry to go anywhere”, Gbagi said
Gbagi, who was also the former Chairman, Legal Aid Council of Nigeria, urged Nigerians to ignore rumour 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, refuted the rumour.