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April 29, 2018

Herdsmen killings: No situation difficult for God – Gowon

Herdsmen killings: No situation difficult for God – Gowon

An indigene of Benue mourning the, killings of her relatives by the Fulani herdsmen during a protest at the National Assembly gate in Abuja Thursday . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan

Gowon ended civil war – Okorocha
PVC Igbo man’s authority – Imo Speaker

By Chinonso Alozie, Owerri
Following reports of killings by Fulani herdsmen in the country, former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, said God would intervene in the predicament of Nigerians.

An indigene of Benue mourning the, killings of her relatives by the Fulani herdsmen during a protest at the National Assembly gate in Abuja Thursday . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan

This was as Imo state Governor Rochas Okorocha, thanked Gowon for the way he ended the Nigeria /Biafra civil war.

His statement is coming at a time, the Speaker of Imo state House of Assembly, Mr. Acho Ihim, said ahead of the 2019 general election that the Permanent Voters Cards, PVC, would be the Igbo man’s authority.

In Gowon’s statement when he visited Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, at government House Owerri, also said at the moment the country needed harmony.

He said: “With prayers God could touch the hearts of all those involved in all these killings like he touched the biblical Saul and he changed to become instrument of transformation instead of destruction, no situation is too difficult for God to change for better.
“God can touch one’s heart and Change the person into becoming a vessel of Peace. My prayer for every Nigerian man is to live in harmony.

“We would wish, every man and woman, and religious leaders to rally round and assist in any way possible. Every one of us has a role to play not only the leaders. That is why we seek for God’s intervention.”

According to Okorocha, “The acronym Gowon means go-on with one Nigeria. If this leader (Gowon) Seated with us here today had not ended the war the way it ended giving room for no Victor, no vanquished postulations,

“We would not be having a nation called Nigeria. His name is Synonymous with Peace. A man who ended the Civil War without bad feelings.”

While speaking on the issue of Permanent Voters Cards, PVC, Ihim said: “The PVC is the Igbo man’s only authority and power to determine who will lead them politically in their wards as councilor, LGA as Chairman, House of Assembly member, Governor, Senator and or as the President.
“If you refuse to register to obtain your PVC completely, you automatically deny yourself the right to vote for your desired candidate.”