The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar and Shehu Sani, the Senator representing Kaduna Central have expressed unhappiness over the dying of Nigeria’s second republic President, Shehu Shagari.
Shagari reportedly died on the Nationwide Hospital Abuja on Friday after a short sickness.
Atiku in an announcement on Friday stated Shagari shared an analogous trait with him on empowering the plenty and was a very detribalised Nigerian who had curiosity of all.
The assertion learn: “President Shehu Aliyu Usman Shagari was the specimen of a patriotic Nigerian whose life was a sample of excellent works. A very detribalised Nigerian, he served Nigeria from his youth to the night of his life, first as a instructor and moulder of minds and later as a pacesetter and moulder of countries.
“His election as the primary government President of Nigeria on October 1, 1979 introduced reduction to the nation and started the method of ending tribal politics, particularly as he introduced the Southeast into the political mainstream by naming Dr. Alex Ekwueme as his working mate.
“After his unplanned and premature departure from workplace, he continued to dedicate his effort and time to nation constructing by means of the elder statesmanly function he performed, together with throughout my time in workplace as Vice President.
“We shared rather a lot in frequent. Like me, he held the official title of Turaki, a place of nice belief. And like myself, he believed in empowering the plenty, which he did by means of his Inexperienced Revolution.
“President Shagari was meek and mild, but had a agency resolve and these traits led to the golden age of Nigeria’s diplomacy below his management.
“He was led by the ability of affection, quite than the love of energy, as evident from the truth that he by no means craved political workplace. Energy got here to him due to his character. Those that knew him reported that he had just one motive for being in workplace – service. He might be drastically missed.
“Might his soul relaxation in peace and will Almighty Allah grant him al-janna Firdaus.”
Shehu Sani, reacting to Shagari’s dying on his Twitter web page, described him as a nationalist and peace dealer.
He wrote: “President Shehu Shagari, a instructor, a democrat,a statesman, a nationalist,a survivor, a humble chief, a person of consensus, a peace builder, a Dove in an Eagle, a person who spoke in silence, in persistence and in smiles.
“Might Allah grant him Aljanna Firdausi. My condolences to his household and the Authorities and Folks of Sokoto State.”