A former military Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon , on Sunday described a media report that he slumped recently in Delta State as untrue .
Gowon said this during a thanksgiving service for the 32nd annual Fresh Fire Convention of Gethsemane Prayer Ministries and the dedication of its Bethel Prayer Suites , Retreat and Conference Centre, at The Chapel of Light , Eleyele , Ibadan , Oyo State.
A media report had on May 3 claimed that Gowon slumped during the funeral of a former Military Governor of the defunct Midwest Region , late Maj . Gen . David Ejoor , in Delta State.
Gowon , who doubles as the National Chairman of Nigeria Prays , lamented that some sections of the media sold itself to falsehood , stressing that the report was not true.
Gowon , who was represented at the occasion by the Secretary of the Christian group , Evangelist Austen Kemie, said , “ I am representing General Gowon at this gathering.
He said he did not slump as reported in the news few days ago .
Though he is 85 years old, he is still waxing stronger and stronger .
But , the false news went all over the world .
“ He (Gowon ) said calls were coming to him from Canada , America , United Kingdom and other countries of the world on the news that he slumped .
He asked me when we spoke if I could see how strong he was .
He said he could walk 10 miles . ”
Gowon ’ s letter to GPMI partly read, “It is, indeed, another significant milestone in the life of Gethsemane Prayer Ministries Worldwide .
However , as much as I wish to attend , due to earlier commitment, I was unable to attend . But I am with you in spirit and in truth .
“ Wishing you success and God ’ s blessing on this occasion ; our prayer is that the new retreat centre will serve as a centre of excellence and an enduring legacy, not only for Gethsemane Prayer Ministries , but the entire body of Christ . On behalf of Nigeria Prays , I send my sincere congratulations . ”