The Coalition of United Political Events (CUPP) has lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari for mourning Alhaji Shehu Shagari, the primary Govt President of Nigeria.
Shagari, 93, died on Friday on the Nationwide Hospital after a quick sickness.
Imo Ugochinyere, CUPP spokesman, in an announcement on Saturday, stated Buhari was one of many officers who dethroned the Shagari authorities in 1983 and will save his condolences.
He stated: “We commiserate with the Shagari household, the Sokoto State Authorities and certainly all Nigerians on such an enormous lack of a nationalist and elder statesman per excellence notably at these very difficult occasions. We additionally pray God to grant the household the fortitude to bear the loss.
“President Shagari was a democrat who believed within the supremacy of the facility of the individuals and solely succumbed to the barrel of the gun of people that didn’t and nonetheless don’t consider within the tenets of democracy and the supremacy of the rule of regulation.
“We nonetheless urge President Muhammadu Buhari to maintain his tributes in honour of Alhaji Shehu Shagari.
“The Grand Alliance management has directed all of the over 50 events within the opposition coalition to fly their flags at half mast as mark of respect to this nice hero.
“Nigeria shall overcome this loss by the particular grace of God and democracy will as soon as once more not fail in our time.”