In Pictures: Buhari pays homage to Shagari

In Pictures: Buhari pays homage to Shagari

Saturday, March 7, 2015 6:16 pm

Buhari signs Shagari's special birthday card

Buhari signs Shagari’s special birthday card

Shagari welcomes Buhari to his home

Shagari welcomes Buhari to his home

Governor Wammako, Shagari and Buhari

Governor Wammako, Shagari and Buhari

The All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Maj. General Muhammadu Buhari has begun the race to make for lost time, with a visit to former Nigerian leader, Alhaji Usman Aliyu Shehu Shagari,in Sokoto today.

Shagari marked his 90th birthday on 25 February.

Buhari, a former head of state who succeeded Shagari on 1 January 1984, was in London then for what he called a deserved rest after campaigning in 36 states of Nigeria and holding town hall meetings. Other heads of state came for the celebration, including Olusegun Obasanjo, arrived late after the others had departed.

Buhari, who described Shagari as a great nationalist and a man of peace, was accompanied to the Sama Road residence of Shagari by Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aliyu Wamakko and other chieftains of the APC in the state.

In his remark, Wamakko described the Second Republic president as a symbol of humility, nationalism, discipline and transparency, adding that he had remained the father to all Nigerians.

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  • kayode says:

    That’s because he was a thief who stole government money, just because he is Ibo does not exempt him from prosecution, and is very good that you remember, you should also remember the civil war you referred to as biafra a lesson learn.

  • Chuck Ghainard says:

    Shehu Shagari’s had no guilt. ….his vice president Alex Ekwueme had to go to jail…. why? Because they can. And you believe we will accept that. You believe we will forget right? Buhari you are wrong. We will not forget

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