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Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by Mozegee: 8:42am On Oct 19
A man who committed war crime against the igbos. What makes him Galant.

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Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by wellmax(m): 8:43am On Oct 19
HAccord:


Where do you come from and what tribe do you belong?

What does it matter, for me to congratulate a true patriot.
An elder stateman that fought to keep the unity of this country.
His tenure remain one of the best in Nigeria.

Do I have to belong to a particular tribe to know and appreciate this? Youngman answer me.

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Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by HAccord: 8:50am On Oct 19
wellmax:


What does it matter, for me to congratulate a true patriot.
An elder stateman that fought to keep the unity of this country.
His tenure remain one of the best in Nigeria.

Do I have to belong to a particular tribe to know and appreciate this? Youngman answer me.
It matters, even though you'll like to deny.


I am a proud Igbo man, why are you ashamed to mention your tribe, does your tribesmen eat excreta? What tribe do you belong? Be proud to tell us what God created you to be, before Lugard created Nigeria.
Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by bigfish3k: 8:53am On Oct 19
Exmilitant:
Get your facts right, Gowon isn't a war criminal. Blame, col. Adekunle. Muritala. Shuwa. Obasanjo. Buhari. Ibb. Yar'adua and Ojukwu and Achuzia and others for the massacre of your people.
Every war has a face
Gowon was the face of the war on the massacre of the innocent Biafrans
Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by Ategberoson(m): 8:53am On Oct 19
nothing is wrong in two Northerners saluting themselves. thief saluting fellow thief
Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by Nchenches: 8:55am On Oct 19
Biafra Genocide is the second global worse mass murder after the Nazi Holocaust.

Story of Biafra genocide was hidden by Gowon who presided over the Biafra Genocide.

Buhari profits from Biafra Genocide.

Karma has paid back Gowon badly, as he has lost his ancestral home to Buhari’s Fulani. Gowon can hardly sleep for a week in his ancestral home these days.
Gallant soldier without foresight.

Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by Nobody: 9:06am On Oct 19
abeg let's forget our past and face our future.
Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by wink2015: 9:06am On Oct 19
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MyopicMods:
PRESIDENT BUHARI SALUTES GENERAL GOWON AT 86, DESCRIBES HIM AS A GALLANT PATRIOT

President Muhammadu Buhari has described former military Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon as "a gallant patriot whose commitment to national unity is beyond comparison in the annals of our chequered history."

In a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday to mark the occasion of his 86th birthday anniversary, President Buhari remarked that "the role General Yakubu Gowon played in our political history and infrastructure development is etched in stone and cannot be rewritten."
Buhari said "as young military officers, many of us regarded General Gowon as our role model because of his patriotism, commitment to unity and his humility."

According to the President, "the Nigerian civil war brought out the most brilliant qualities of General Gowon as a visionary leader who put the interest of Nigeria before his own personal interest."
He noted that "the former Head of State led a very impressive national reconciliation effort at the end of the civil war in order to heal the bitter emotional and psychological wounds of the fratricidal conflict."

President Buhari added that "General Gowon is one of the fairest leaders I have ever known who has inspired so many future leaders."

"Even in the context of Africa, many leaders in the continent draw inspiration from his adroit handling of the outcome of the civil war through his policy of ‘No Victor, No Vanquished,’" he further stated.

"As he marks 86 years of age, Nigerians cannot forget General Gowon's immeasurable contributions to the unity and development of Nigeria. May God continue to bless him with more good health and the needed strength in understanding his ongoing spiritual engagements and service to humanity," the President prayed.

Garba Shehu
Senior Special Assistant to the President
(Media &Publicity)
October 18, 2020


General Ibrahim Babangida ( rtd ) former military president is not in the same page with Buhari.

its seems their enemity will follow both of them to the grave.

For Buhari he can only find a friend and ally in Gowon and Jonathan.
Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by akdjr(m): 9:08am On Oct 19
At 86 if he die so u believe say na Ogun kill am? Bro abeg wake up and forget wetin happen in the past. Ogun no kill Britain that put us in this mess na Gowon u feel say Ogun go kill?
Homeboiy:
Ogun go kill gowon

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Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by wellmax(m): 9:10am On Oct 19
HAccord:

It matters, even though you'll like to deny.


I am a proud Igbo man, why are you ashamed to mention your tribe, does your tribesmen eat excreta? What tribe do you belong? Be proud to tell us what God created you to be, before Lugard created Nigeria.

Just say you are a tribal bigot.

Again what does my tribe has to do with the post.

The mistake you chest beating children of hate make is thinking that your enemy must neccesarily become my enemy.

You fought a war and lost. Your hero Ojukwu understands this and accepted the loss and amnesty. Even contested to rule Nigeria. Gowon was magnanimous to even declare no victor, no vanquish.

But you can continue with your bitterness. We know you for that. Sadly this hatred will be passed for generations.

I am a Nigerian.
Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by Exmilitant(m): 9:12am On Oct 19
Juliusmalema:


Shut the hell up.

He presided over mass murder ever known in history
And Ojukwu presided over the mass murder of minorities from ogoja, ikwerre, ogoni, ijaw, kalabari, efik and others.. Shut the hell up!
Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by osazuwa23: 9:13am On Oct 19
gowon lived lomger then ojukwiu
MyopicMods:
PRESIDENT BUHARI SALUTES GENERAL GOWON AT 86, DESCRIBES HIM AS A GALLANT PATRIOT

President Muhammadu Buhari has described former military Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon as "a gallant patriot whose commitment to national unity is beyond comparison in the annals of our chequered history."

In a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday to mark the occasion of his 86th birthday anniversary, President Buhari remarked that "the role General Yakubu Gowon played in our political history and infrastructure development is etched in stone and cannot be rewritten."
Buhari said "as young military officers, many of us regarded General Gowon as our role model because of his patriotism, commitment to unity and his humility."

According to the President, "the Nigerian civil war brought out the most brilliant qualities of General Gowon as a visionary leader who put the interest of Nigeria before his own personal interest."
He noted that "the former Head of State led a very impressive national reconciliation effort at the end of the civil war in order to heal the bitter emotional and psychological wounds of the fratricidal conflict."

President Buhari added that "General Gowon is one of the fairest leaders I have ever known who has inspired so many future leaders."

"Even in the context of Africa, many leaders in the continent draw inspiration from his adroit handling of the outcome of the civil war through his policy of ‘No Victor, No Vanquished,’" he further stated.

"As he marks 86 years of age, Nigerians cannot forget General Gowon's immeasurable contributions to the unity and development of Nigeria. May God continue to bless him with more good health and the needed strength in understanding his ongoing spiritual engagements and service to humanity," the President prayed.

Garba Shehu
Senior Special Assistant to the President
(Media &Publicity)
October 18, 2020
Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by Exmilitant(m): 9:14am On Oct 19
Bloooody:

Who closes the borders that starved the thousands of igbos to death?
If he had taken up the case of discrimination and killings of igbos in the north quickly, they would never have being a civil war.
Gowon was a weak leader bro, remember, he had awolowo and the obas and the sultan guiding him.
Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by blazebaba(m): 9:16am On Oct 19
Birds of the same beak...
Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by Exmilitant(m): 9:17am On Oct 19
bigfish3k:

Every war has a face
Gowon was the face of the war on the massacre of the innocent Biafrans
talking about face, don't you think Ojukwu's was more pronounced? undecided
Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by kareemkamil(m): 9:35am On Oct 19
May he lives long like Methuselah
Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by joefelin2345: 9:41am On Oct 19
Exmilitant:
Get your facts right, Gowon isn't a war criminal. Blame, col. Adekunle. Muritala. Shuwa. Obasanjo. Buhari. Ibb. Yar'adua and Ojukwu and Achuzia and others for the massacre of your people.
Also get your facts right. How did war start? There was country. The country obtained Independent but there was intrigues among the political leaders. There were problems all over. There was a coup d'etat. The victims were mostly from two particular sections of the country. Then there was a counter coup against the section of country. There was Aburi Conference in Ghana to reunite the duo of Gowon & Ojukwu. There was communication breakdown. There were emissaries by prominent Nigeria to Ojukwu to rescind his decision to secede from Nigeria. There was communication breakdown. War broke out. You send those mentioned above to war front while you & others remained in Lagos. Is war front a carnival?. Yes there could have been some human errors while prosecuting the war yet the fact remains that ..people make history whether positive or negative under circumstances that might be beyond their control. If we have to accept your submission, can we then say that the non existence gallant soldiers like those mentioned above is responsible for non defeat of Boko Haram indulgence for over a decade from now. Thank you.
Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by Binarytimes: 9:44am On Oct 19
Juliusmalema:
Please what is gallant about Gowon?

Notoorious war crime criminal ever known to man
After Hitler and Stalin
Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by curvilicious: 9:51am On Oct 19
So PMB is still Ali.ve? I thot otherwise for his silence since the protest began
Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by Rayjnr: 10:19am On Oct 19
The caption should be "criminals salute each other" useless leaders
Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by farady(m): 11:06am On Oct 19
AsiwajuNdigbo:
how old was Gowon when he became head of state?

I think he was 32 at the time he became head of state.

Also, it's good to state here that he was a consensus candidate chosen, as he was more favorably disposed and generally accepted by the North to replace Maj Gen Ironsi
Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by HAccord: 11:57am On Oct 19
wellmax:


Just say you are a tribal bigot.

Again what does my tribe has to do with the post.

The mistake you chest beating children of hate make is thinking that your enemy must neccesarily become my enemy.

You fought a war and lost. Your hero Ojukwu understands this and accepted the loss and amnesty. Even contested to rule Nigeria. Gowon was magnanimous to even declare no victor, no vanquish.

But you can continue with your bitterness. We know you for that. Sadly this hatred will be passed for generations.

I am a Nigerian.

You can continue to deceive yourself about being objective and non-tribal. Within you, your conscience will remain your mirror. Most your previous are aimed at insulting a particular tribe, yet you claim to be 'detribalized'? Bollocks!

Let me tell you who you since you ashamed of embracing your shiit-eating tribe and religion. You are a yoruba muslim through and through, deceiving himself with christian names like 'Maxwell'.

Enjoy your shiit-eating business. Regards
Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by wellmax(m): 12:03pm On Oct 19
HAccord:


You can continue to deceive yourself about being objective and non-tribal. Within you, your conscience will remain your mirror. Most your previous are aimed at insulting a particular tribe, yet you claim to be 'detribalized'? Bollocks!

Let me tell you who you since you ashamed of embracing your shiit-eating tribe and religion. You are a yoruba muslim through and through, deceiving himself with christian names like 'Maxwell'.

Enjoy your shiit-eating business. Regards

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Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by HAccord: 12:06pm On Oct 19
wellmax:
I be f00l


Embrace your yoruba muslim heritage Mr Man and stop deceiving your skull about being a 'detribalized' Christian. You are not very smart in undercover identity theft. grin
Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by Freighthost: 12:28pm On Oct 19
Buhari and this man dat yr

Who senior

Bubu is stil 77yr since 2010

Thats why we are still backward
Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by MrCuteking(m): 12:52pm On Oct 19
I weep for our generation ruled by dark heartless leaders who does everything for their own selfish interest. What a country.
Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by wellmax(m): 12:53pm On Oct 19
HAccord:


Embrace your yoruba muslim heritage Mr Man and stop deceiving your skull about being a 'detribalized' Christian. You are not very smart in undercover identity theft. grin

You had to edit my post to suit your narrative.

Nitwit, mindless internet fiddler. Get away with your bunkum.
Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by bigfish3k: 1:22pm On Oct 19
Exmilitant:
talking about face, don't you think Ojukwu's was more pronounced? undecided
The war was fought on Biafran soil which means it was the Nigerians that attacked the Biafrans
Ojukwu was only defending his people, he wasn't the aggressor, he didn't shoot the first bullet.
Ojukwu was killing Nigerians soldiers that entered its soil while Gowon was killing Biafrans on Biafran soil too

But Ojukwu was the face of the war in the Biafran side while Gowon was for the Nigerians
Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by yommyuk: 1:36pm On Oct 19
Naija people and short memory go hand in hand. Calling an ex fugitive a gallant soldier. Lols
Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by pacespot: 1:48pm On Oct 19
So he is indirectly saying that the act of the civil war was a justifiable one given the ongoing EndSARS protest that has also divided the country. People should read the writing on the wall.
Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by DAVE5(m): 2:23pm On Oct 19
blazepascal:
this buhari just dey annoy me day by day

Bubu no send you ohh
Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by Farki: 3:37pm On Oct 19
Christistruth00:



Thank God that it was Gowon who fought the Civil War and not Muritala.

Muritala was on the frontlines man.

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