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General Gowon Backs FG On National Conference

Channels Television  
Updated February 14, 2014

As the debate on the proposed National Conference continues, a former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, is lending a strong voice to the talks in the interest of national unity.

When Channels Television asked what his views were on the subject, General Gowon said that he hoped the participants at the conference would indeed represent the people in their negotiations.

“If they want to talk in order to keep the country one, united, peaceful and well for the people of the country, then yes, go and talk but talk in the love of your country.

“As far as the country is concerned, there is nothing that can replace it, but when you go there thinking if things do not go the way I want, therefore the country should go to hell, I hope that that is not the way they are going to talk.

“I hope they are going to talk about the wellbeing of Nigeria; how Nigeria can stay together whereby we can love each other no matter from which part of the country or which religion that you have, that you love your country and you love everybody in your country”,  he said.