Fani-Kayode reacts to Gowon’s claim that Ojukwu’s ‘lies’ caused civil war | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper

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Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, on Wednesday reacted to claim by ex-Military Head of State, Yakubu Gowon, that late warlord, Odumegu Ojukwu caused the Biafra civil war.
Fani-Kayode maintained that Ojukwu agreed to the terms reached at Aburi.

Describing Gowon’s remark as false, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, chieftain stressed that the former Head of State reneged on the agreement upon his returned to Nigeria from Ghana.

In a tweet on his Twitter handle, Fani-Kayode wrote: “Gen. Yakubu Gowon, an elder statesman who I revere, said Ojukwu caused the civil war by lying about what transpired in Aburi.

“This is false. Ojukwu told no lie. Gowon agreed to all the terms in Aburi but when he got home he reneged on the agreement. This is what led to the civil war.”

Gowon had alleged that lies by the late warlord after the Aburi Accord led to Biafra civil warbetween 1967 and 1970.

Gowon made the claim while giving insight into what happened at the Aburi Conference, in Ghana, convened to resolve Nigeria’s civil war.

He said the Federal Government went to Aburi unprepared, following a disagreement which broke out between the Supreme Military Council (SMC) and the Eastern region, led by Ojukwu.

Speaking on AIT’s programme ‘People, Politics and Power’, on Tuesday, Gowon said the decision to go to Aburi was borne out of the desire to win back the trust and confidence of Nigerians.

He maintained that secession was never part of the resolutions they agreed on.


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  1. Gowon u are a disappointment to eldership and Christianity that u claim to be

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  2. EXCUSE ME FOR GOD'S SAKE, CAN'T THIS "BETTER-DEAD-THAN-ALIVE" LIAR AND IMPOSTOR CALLED GOWON TALK ABOUT ANY OTHER THING THAN OJUKWU AND THE CIVIL WAR? SEE THE SAME PEOPLE THAT FORCED HIM TO COMMIT GENOCIDE THEN, PRESENTLY BUTCHERING, KILLING, RAPING AND MAIMING AND MURDERING HIS SO-CALLED PEOPLE IN PLATEAU STATE AND HE TURNED DEAF AND DUMB. DOES GOWON THINK WE ARE ALL NAIVE LIKE HIM? THAT MAN WILL DIE AND BURN IN HELL. WE KNOW THE ATROCITIES HE COMMITTED THEN. SHAME ON HIM. Jay 2, Abuja.

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  5. Why did Gowon lie now Ojukwu is no more rather been a man to speak his mind while Ojukwu is life, How can you suddenly develop fever as you rightfully claim on your latest Interview yesterday that Ojukwu lied, Can we all understand that Nigeria problem did not start today just compare this Gowon issue to latest Abdulrasheed Maina, former Pensions boss issue, How can President Buhari denied he never knew that this man was reinstated back to work he claim he never knew and everybody has denied that but the family spokesman just drop this statement on Nigeriaeye today read (“He succumbed to the present administration and came back to Nigeria. He has been working with the DSS for quite some time and he was given necessary security.

    “There is a letter from the attorney-general of the federation where he gave his own legal opinion regarding the court verdict which was submitted to the Civil Service Commission and the head of service respectively. So, one wonders why all the agencies and various individuals responsible for his return are now denying.”

    “As you know Abdulrasheed Maina had been a target of in the past, so experience is the best teacher. But when his security is guaranteed, he will surface from wherever he is and tell Nigerians the truth.


    “All the same, we have contacted our solicitors, Messrs Mamman Nasir & Co and instructed them to act appropriately. We equally know that Abdulrasheed Maina is in possession of so facts that are against the cabal and interesting to the Nigerian populace, which he will disclose soonest. One must ask whether it is an offence for somebody to serve his fatherland.”
    ) why I bring this Maina issue because negligent of Gowon been a man to Inform the Nigeria people what was discus and agree in Aburi Ghana he choose to Listen to one selfish Diplomat somewhere in Lagos that never wish well to this Country rather focus on how to drill the Oil in Biafra land till eternity, if Gowon should have taken his own decision to broadcast what was discus in Aburi I don’t think Ojukwu will have anything to worry about but Gowon fail to deliver from his side rather claim he was sick of a fever that’s why he never broadcast the Aburi Agreement to the Nigeria people and also said that someone Alerted him on phone by Ojukwu Broadcasting on radio saying things that we never discus and agree in Aburi Ghana,
    My question again to Gowon, Are you not in Nigeria then? If Yes why not Instruct your secretary from the presidency or Minister of Information as we all know today to do the needful since the atmosphere is becoming unpleasant for all to see but he never bordered nor disturb about the atmosphere since his Master the Diplomat has told him to disregard Ojukwu comments because Python Dance will be send to South East to kill them by some selfish Diplomats base in Lagos.
    Or did Gowon also play the same game President Buhari is playing today regarding his illness which he never disclose to the Nigeria public nor the media people, What is wrong with Gowon Immediately you return from Aburi Ghana and sudden sickness struck you Immediately this Is pure lie’s from pit of hell just tell the public your waiting for an instruction from above to be carried along for killings the people of Biafra which you have done and never repented nor regretted but rather claim Ojukwu lied that’s why I Insist Nigeria problem did not start today but back from Gowon failing to be a man curse this big problem and today you claim Ojukwu lied how did Ojukwu lie Gowon?

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