Gowon Visits PMB In Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday met with former head of state, General Yakubu Gowon at the Presidential Villa.
Speaking to State House Correspondents after the meeting, the former head of state said he came to welcome back the president from his medical vacation in the UK and thanked  God for bringing him back home hale and hearty.
He also expressed appreciation to  President Buhari for consoling him on the death of his sister noting that it was a gracious act  from the president.
Gowon said, “Let me tell you the honest truth, my coming here today is to thank and welcome Mr. President back from his health issues and problems and to thank God for what He has done for him to have his health back, for him to be able to return back to work.
“The other thing also is to thank him very much indeed for ringing me from London when he was in London to commiserate with me on the death of my sister. This was really very gracious of him, I should have rang to speak to him but of course since I know that he was in hospital I could not do that.
“But when he rang to condole with me on my sister’s death I was very touched and that also help Nigerians to rejoice especially those who were sending all those very unfortunate message about him and about whatever it is.”
Gowon pointed out  that the fact that the  president called  him from London was a proof that he was alive putting to bed rumours that the president was incapacitated.
He also  prayed God to  give the president continued strength and energy to be able  to deal with the problems of the country for the good of Nigerians.
“So I think it was a good thing that was done and Nigerians knew he is still well for him to be able to ring. This is  really the purpose of what brought me here. And then also to encourage him to continue to do his work to the best of his ability dealing with all the problems.”

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