Tension heightened as Gen. Yakubu Gowon, former Nigerian Head of State, slumped mid way during an oration at the graveside of late Major General David Akpodiete Ejoor, in Ovwor-Olomu Community, Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State.
This is coming just as military personnel fruitlessly made efforts to bar visual coverage of the ugly incident. The former Head of State was promptly rushed by some top echelons of the military into the special tent for emergency resuscitation, just as Governor Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa and Chief James Onanefe Ibori, former Governor of Delta State dashed into the tent to ensure he recovers.
Military personnel as well as the Delta State ambulances immediately moved to close the tent in case the former Head of State’s health deteriorates further. After a moment of suspense, Chief James Onanefe Ibori and Governor Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa were seen coming from the special tent, an indication that the former Army General has recovered.
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