Fomer Head of State, Gen Yakubu Gowon briefing State House Correspondents after a Close Door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday (4/4/17)
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The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has congratulated former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (rtd), on his 85th birthday.

Atiku on his Twitter page on Saturday described General Gowon as a brave leader who served his country with honour, pride and love.

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The former Vice President also prayed that God grants the elder statesman more years to continue to serve his country.

He wrote: “My family and I, celebrate General Yakubu Gowon, on the occasion of his 85th birthday. May God in His infinite wisdom bless you now and always and may He grant you more years of meritorious service to a grateful nation.”