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Former military governor David Ejoor dies at 87

A former military governor of the old Mid-Western Region of Nigeria Major-General David Ejoor (Rtd) is dead.

The Nation reports that late Ejoor passed at about 6:00pm on Sunday, February 10 at a Lagos hospital.

The report quoted a reliable source from the Urhobo Progress Union (UPU) as saying that Ejoor died after a prolonged illness.

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Ejoor, a former chief of army staff, was born in Ovu community in present day Ethiope East council area of Delta state on January 10, 1932.

He was said to be the first indigenous commandant of the Nigerian Defence Academy, a post he held between 1969 and 1971.

He then served as the military governor of the Mid-Western state of the country between January 1966 to August 1967.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a one-time head, Nigerian Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Major-General Ishola Williams (rtd), has said that the 71 retired officers who recently endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term in office, were on their own.

Reacting to the endorsement, Williams said the 71 officers represented themselves and not the association of former military officers known as Retired Army Navy Air Force Officers Association (RANAO).

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“They are on their own, they did not represent me for example. In addition to that, there are over 200 retired officers in the country or more. They cannot claim that they represent those generals. 71 of them represented themselves.

“The Retired Army Navy Air Force Officers Association (RANAO) exists. RANAO did not go to Aso Villa. You can see that they are on their own really,” he said.

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