Gowon, who led Nigeria during the Nigerian Civil war, which took place between 1967 to 1970, spoke at the Diamond Jubilee Lecture of the Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria in Lagos on Thursday.
“These posthumous comments on Ojukwu are at best ungentlemanly and anti-Igbo. Ndigbo don’t speak of the dead flippantly. “The latest comment by General Yakubu Gowon, which was published on May 15, 2015 – this statement that Ojukwu never imagined that he would go to war because he was a born-again Christian is appalling and naive. “Did the General not also underestimate Ojukwu and Biafra? The book by General Alabi-Isama tells a different story.”
“Ndigbo worldwide share this my concern because earlier, General Gowon has given his opinion on the Aburi Accord, which differs completely with the opinion of Ndigbo and Ojukwu on the same Aburi Accord. “There are always two sides to a story and fairness demands that the two sides should always be weighed side by side,” he said.