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Gowon calls for power abuse to be investigated

19 July 2013, 11:07

Lagos – General Yakubu Gowon, former Head of State, said that justice needs to be served for all wrongdoings because of an abuse of power, This Day Live reports.

Gowon, who spoke at the presentation of the book ‘The Tragedy of Victory’ by Brigadier-General Godwin Alabi-Isama, said that the book highlights the need to rectify the hurt caused to innocent people.

“This...is a national malaise that causes people in authority to use the weight of their office and authority to hurt perceived personal enemies.”

“With this work, Godwin Alabi-Isama, has made an invaluable contribution to understanding our nation’s history and our national aspiration to build a just society.

"He has unobtrusively posed the question whether anyone, however highly placed, should get away with injustice deliberately perpetrated against innocent people, even under cover of national security.”

Read more at This Day Live.


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