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Akinwumi Adesina defends General Yakubu Gowon after UK parliament debacle

President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina has trended on Twitter after he posted a tweet defending former Nigeria Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon.

During the recent UK parliament debate concerning EndSARS and possible sanctions against the Nigerian government; members of the parliament made some damning allegations against some Nigerian politicians.

One of them is that General Gowon stole about half the funds in the Central Bank of Nigeria and hid it in the UK. Here is a short video of the claim:

Also read: Watch full video of UK Parliament debate on petitions against Buhari’s government and sanctions

The statement did not sit well with some Nigerians and notable among them is Akinwumi Adesina. In a tweet he said:

However, Adesina defence of Gowon was met with stiff resistance from many other Nigerians. See some of the comments below:

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  1. He may not be a thief but he is no Saint. Also, who even trusts history now after seeing how the government acts in the face of evidence?


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