Former Lagos governor and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has congratulated former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon, as he turns 85 on October 19.
Tinubu, in a statement Friday night made available by his Media Office in Lagos, described Gowon as a statesman who contributed immensely to nation-building.
“I congratulate former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, as he clocks 85 on October 19, 2019. He is a statesman and national icon who contributed enormously to Nigeria’s unity and development.
“Nigeria owes General Gowon a debt of gratitude for his efforts at resolving ethnic tensions that threatened to fatally divide the country and for his continued and untiring efforts at building One Nigeria.
“It’s on record that after the civil war, General Gowon propounded the ‘No Victor, No Vanquished’ policy aimed at bringing about national reconciliation, which thrives on his personal influence.
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