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Friday, November 27, 2020

Allow Gowon To Speak For Himself, Twitter User Tells AfDB President, Adesina


A Twitter user with the handle, Hrh Duchess Onyx, has berated the President of the African Development Bank(AfDB), Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, for defending the Nigerian former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, over allegation of looting the Central Bank of Nigeria during the civil war.

The allegation was levelled against Gowon by a United Kingdom Parliamentarian on Wednesday, which apparently prompted Adesina to take to his official twitter handle in defence of the Octogenarian general, urging Nigerians, particularly his followers, to be wary of "misinformation."

Adesina said he knows the former "Head of State personally,  describing him as  "a man of great honour, decency, honesty, amazing simplicity, humility and integrity."

"Be careful of misinformation! H.E. General Yakubu Gowon, Nigeria’s former Head of State, is a man of great honour, decency, honesty, amazing simplicity, humility and integrity. 

"I know him. A great and admirable elder statesman of Nigeria. His honesty and integrity are impeccable,"  the AfDB President twitted.

But reacting, Onyx urged the Nigerian former Agriculture Minister to allow Gowon to defend himself, explaining that Adesina was a minor and knew nothing about biafrian war when it broke out 

"Good Morning sir,

"I just googled your age. It says 60 years old. Gen Gowon says he’s 84.

"My point is at the time of the Biafra war and the Aburi accord you were 6 years old. At the time of Gowon escape you were less that 10 or not more.

"Allow the Gen speak for himself," she stated.



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