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BIAFRA CIVIL WAR: Before Abia Prayer Session, Gowon Must Apologise To Igbos – PDP

Yakubu Gowon, a former military head of state, has been ordered by the PDP chapter in Abia State to apologize to Southeasters for his part in the Biafra civil war.

According to Abraham Amah, the party’s temporary state publicity secretary, Gowon’s name unnerves a lot of people in the Southeast because of his Civil War involvement.

Amah was responding to a claim that Gowon and the incoming governor of the state, Alex Otti, will lead a prayer meeting on Sunday.

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The Master’s Vessel Church in Abia State’s Umuahia region will host the prayer meeting.


Amah was concerned about the selection of Gowon as the Special Guest, even though he said he was not opposed to prayer for the state.

A statement by Amah reads: “The attention of the Abia PDP has been drawn to a news item in circulation on social media indicating that Nigeria’s former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon would on Sunday April 23, 2023 lead a prayer session in one Master’s Vessel Church Umuahia, Abia State under the auspices of his pet project, Nigeria Prays, to herald a new Abia. Whatever ‘a new Abia’ means.

“The name, Yakubu Gowon is unsettling to many people in the South East given the ignoble roles he played during the Biafran Civil War for which he is yet to render any public apology.”

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Amah said that it was disrespectful to choose Gowon as a special visitor in the state that is home to the murdered General Aguiyi Ironsi.

The PDP remarked that Abia State had produced a Catholic Bishop and several high-ranking clergymen, and questioned why no other man of God was called for the prayer session.

The state party branch emphasized that Gowon had not yet made his blunders during the Civil War public.


“The only way the prayer session would make meaning to the millions of South Easterners, dead and alive, is for Gowon to use the opportunity of the prayer session and convert it to a moment of truth and apologise to the people for his role in the atrocious war that led to the untimely death of millions of our very resourceful people,” he added.


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