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Buhari Declines Comment In Shagari’s Condolence Register by dre11(m): 6:02am On Dec 31, 2018
By Felix Nwaneri, Anule Emmanuel and Regina Otokpa


It was drama yesterday in Sokoto as President Muhammadu Buhari wrote only his name and date in the condolence register in honour of former President Shehu Shagari, who passed on Friday and was buried on Saturday. Shagari, who died at 93, was President of Nigeria between 1979 and 1983. He was overthrown in a coup d’état that brought in Buhari to power as military head of state, three months after he (Shagari) was sworn in for a second term. Although the President had, on Saturday, paid tribute to the late former president through a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, he wrote only his name – M. Buhari – and date – 30/12/ 2018 in the condolence register, when he visited the Sama road, Sokoto residence of Shagari to condole with members of his family. Buhari, who was accompanied on the visit by Governors Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto) and Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi), Senator Aliyu Wamakko and Sokoto State deputy governor, Alhaji Mannir Dan-Iya, among others, however, presented a letter of condolence to the family, which was read by Tambuwal, who rode in the same car with him. But, former President Goodluck Jonathan, wrote in the condolence register: “I called with King A. J. Turner, Hon Tobias James, former governor of Anambra State and now the PDP vice presidential candidate, Peter Obi, to condole with the family and state on the death of our former president. “H. E. Alhaji Shagari was a man with pure heart. He was a good leader who meant well for our country. He served in various capacities and made significant contribution to the growth and development of Nigeria.

He did his best as a president from 1979-1983. May his soul rest in peace.” Buhari’s visit was cheered by a crowd chanting: “Nigeria Sai Maigaskiya” meaning Nigeria is for a truthful person. The President joined sympathisers and family members to offer special prayers led by the Chief Imam/Administrator of the National Mosque, Prof. Shehu Galadanchi, for the repose of Shagari’s soul. Promising to immortalize Shagari, Buhari said through the condolence letter read by Tambuwal that the Federal Government will, in due course, institute a suitable memorial to immortalize the late president.

The letter further read: “I received the very sad news of the passing away of Alhaji Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari, former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. “This, indeed, is a grievous loss, which will be felt throughout Nigeria, irrespective of any difference. The late Alhaji Shagari was a landmark figure, being virtually our last link to the post-independence government of Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, and the first elected Executive President of Nigeria. “Please convey to his immediate family, the government and the people of Sokoto State my heartfelt condolences on the passing away of this great statesman.

“The Federal Government will, in due course, institute a suitable memorial to the late former president.” A source close to the Shagaris told New Telegraph that some members of the former president’s family were not happy that Buhari, who took away their late patriarch’s mandate in 1983, did not deem it fit to say something about him in the condolence register. “We had expected President Buhari to write something in his honour. Shagari didn’t offend him, rather he was the one that took away his mandate,” the source said. However, the eldest son of the late president, Bala, expressed appreciation to President Buhari over condolence visit to the family in Sokoto. Bala, who is the District Head of Shagari town in Sokoto, told newsmen that the family was happy with the visit and Buhari’s pledge to immortalize their father. He, however, said he would not comment on the President’s pledge until it was fulfilled. He added that his father had no grudge against Buhari or anyone because he told them he had pardoned everyone. He explained that the late president’s absence at state functions was due to his ill health, saying that was why he stayed in Sokoto and Shagari town before he died. He also said that the late President did not leave any will beside the directive that he should be buried at his home, Shagari. According to Bala, the directive was strictly observed and implemented as his remains were buried at Shagari town on Saturday.

He acknowledged that the Sultan had offered that the late president should be buried at Hubbare, where Shehu Usman Danfofio was laid to rest. “We acknowledged it, but late Shagari had told us that he should be buried in Shagari town and even indicated a specific location, so we have to comply with his will,” he added. Meanwhile, Jonathan, who spoke with journalists after condoling with members of Shagari’s family, described the late president as an amiable leader, who meant well for Nigeria. He also said the late former president played a key role in the development of Nigeria and the democratic system.

His words: “A unique habit of the late former president, which only those who interacted with him will tell is, he was a very simple and humble man in spite of the various positions he held. “He possessed a very clean and good heart which he showed clearly in his life time through various engagements and activities. We are mourning today, however, we are still happy because it is not easy to reach the age of 93. I believe he has done all the works Allah has asked him to do on earth.” Obi, who represented the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, urged Nigerians to emulate the lifestyle of the late former president for the betterment of the country.Also paying tribute to Shagari, yesterday, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, said the late former President would be remembered as a true patriot, servant leader, fine gentleman, and epitome of humility. In a statement in Abuja, Oshiomhole also said Shagari would be remembered as a poet, technocrat and an elder statesman, who genuinely loved Nigeria. “The late Shagari was a stabilising personality, who was ever ready to lend his voice and influence when the country needed it.

The country has indeed lost a rare-breed leader,” Oshiomhole said. The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), on its part, noted that Shagari holds a special place in the hearts of Nigerian workers for signing the 1981 National Minimum Wage Act, which saw to an increase in workers’ salaries. NLC, in a statement signed by its president, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, added that Shagari was committed to an improved welfare for Nigerian workers and in making the country an industrial hub. “We similarly hold the view that given his urbane and simple and straight forward life style, Shagari would have built an enduring culture of democratic succession in spite of some of the disputed elections in his time,” the labour body stated.


https://www.newtelegraphng.com/2018/12/buhari-declines-comment-in-shagaris-condolence-register/

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Re: Buhari Declines Comment In Shagari’s Condolence Register by SalamRushdie: 6:04am On Dec 31, 2018
Buhari is a bastard

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Re: Buhari Declines Comment In Shagari’s Condolence Register by babyfaceafrica: 6:04am On Dec 31, 2018
and so what?..must he comment...what if he wrote things he didn't meant?.. will they have been happy?.. I guess Nigerians like hypocrites!!..nansense!!..., election is near..vote wisely!!!

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Re: Buhari Declines Comment In Shagari’s Condolence Register by CilicMarin: 6:15am On Dec 31, 2018
We Will still Vote Him....The Only Sincere Man In Nigeria Presently..

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Re: Buhari Declines Comment In Shagari’s Condolence Register by escodotman: 6:16am On Dec 31, 2018
What do you expect a man who made history by truncating Nigeria's democracy, due to his greed for power, to say... Buhari has been destroying democracy since inception, the way he's still destroying it now. That's who he is.

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Re: Buhari Declines Comment In Shagari’s Condolence Register by WavyJohn: 6:19am On Dec 31, 2018
Stupid assumptions m tired of..

Nobody knows tomorrow.

Please whats tomorrow?

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Re: Buhari Declines Comment In Shagari’s Condolence Register by celeiyke: 6:20am On Dec 31, 2018
CilicMarin:
We Will still Vote Him....The Only Sincere Man In Nigeria Presently..
So U aint even sincere

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Re: Buhari Declines Comment In Shagari’s Condolence Register by hyfr(m): 6:23am On Dec 31, 2018
CilicMarin:
We Will still Vote Him....The Only Sincere Man In Nigeria Presently..
from all his hate comments right from when he was still in the opposition, his claims for boko haram and all, if you can as a grown up individual with sound 5 senses can make this assertions , then i have to believe its either you're paid to do this or you're among those that vote cos of geopolitical benefits

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Re: Buhari Declines Comment In Shagari’s Condolence Register by Makito015(m): 6:25am On Dec 31, 2018
We Will still Vote Him....The Only Sincere Man In Nigeria Presently..

Only zombies will vote for him

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Re: Buhari Declines Comment In Shagari’s Condolence Register by dunkem21(m): 6:25am On Dec 31, 2018
Check GEJ's comment and Buhari's no comment and see the type of mistake Nigerians made.

#Never again!

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Re: Buhari Declines Comment In Shagari’s Condolence Register by Buhari5: 6:34am On Dec 31, 2018
cheesy
Re: Buhari Declines Comment In Shagari’s Condolence Register by MANNABBQGRILLS: 6:34am On Dec 31, 2018
Buhari’s visit was cheered by a crowd chanting: “Nigeria Sai Maigaskiya” meaning Nigeria is for a truthful person.


This is a man love by only sane, truthtful and hardworking Nigerians.
A true man of the people.
The masses are behind you Sai Baba.

The Federal Government will, in due course, institute a suitable memorial to the late former president

PDP, are really doing all they can in their jittery state!
Alright Mr President.
Do it your own way, Commander-in-chief of the armed forces of Federal Republic of Nigeria.
We are behind you sir.

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Re: Buhari Declines Comment In Shagari’s Condolence Register by ObaKlaz: 6:35am On Dec 31, 2018
Wait, Buhari didn't comment? So they couldn't even ''remove his cap" there to confirm he isn't Jibrin? Baba na magician, I swear. Today He's Jibrin, tomorrow he's Kanye West! grin He's just fvcking and toying with their emotions, letting them wail an ocean for every of his moves. cheesy

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Re: Buhari Declines Comment In Shagari’s Condolence Register by martineverest(m): 6:35am On Dec 31, 2018
PDP and their mumu never do...?

they have started smelling Buhari's yansh whenever he defacates...their their campaign mojo

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Re: Buhari Declines Comment In Shagari’s Condolence Register by driand(m): 6:35am On Dec 31, 2018
angry angry

JUDAS!!!

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Re: Buhari Declines Comment In Shagari’s Condolence Register by AroleOduduwa(m): 6:36am On Dec 31, 2018
Watch how his bmc / z nation will avoid this news

Tell am to go straight
A joro, jara, joro
No break, no job, no sense
A joro, jara, joro
Tell am to go kill
A joro, jara, joro
No break, no job, no sense
A joro, jara, joro
Tell am to go quench
A joro, jara, joro
No break, no job, no sense
A joro, jara, joro

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Re: Buhari Declines Comment In Shagari’s Condolence Register by exlinkleads(f): 6:36am On Dec 31, 2018
before nko, watin him won talk



somebody that overthrew a democratically elected government of Shagari and even said in 2014 that he had no regret of doing that.


mad people

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Re: Buhari Declines Comment In Shagari’s Condolence Register by Nobody: 6:37am On Dec 31, 2018
You are a Disgrace to Nigerians and APC............Better Resign Now

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Re: Buhari Declines Comment In Shagari’s Condolence Register by magoo10(m): 6:37am On Dec 31, 2018

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Re: Buhari Declines Comment In Shagari’s Condolence Register by bayelsaowei(m): 6:37am On Dec 31, 2018
celeiyke:

So U aint even sincere
that person is something else.. gigantic zombie

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Re: Buhari Declines Comment In Shagari’s Condolence Register by Gandollar(f): 6:37am On Dec 31, 2018
babyfaceafrica:
and so what?..must he comment...what if he wrote things he didn't meant?.. will they have been happy?.. I guess Nigerians like hypocrites!!..nansense!!..., election is near..vote wisely!!!
For once I agree with you. He could have written things he didn't mean. But the bereaved family say they have forgiven him, he should also forgive himself.

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Re: Buhari Declines Comment In Shagari’s Condolence Register by Egein(m): 6:37am On Dec 31, 2018
The definitive admittance of guilt.
Buhari the coup plotter and destroyer of democratic systems would have been given a dirty slap by Shagari's ghost if had a penned a single lie about his relationship with Shagari.

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Re: Buhari Declines Comment In Shagari’s Condolence Register by israelmao(m): 6:37am On Dec 31, 2018
The guilty are afraid.His conscience was biting him so hard.

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Re: Buhari Declines Comment In Shagari’s Condolence Register by Iruobean(m): 6:38am On Dec 31, 2018
shocked
Re: Buhari Declines Comment In Shagari’s Condolence Register by Authoreety: 6:38am On Dec 31, 2018
Buhari Finally killed him na
Re: Buhari Declines Comment In Shagari’s Condolence Register by ikorodureporta: 6:38am On Dec 31, 2018
Pishure??
Re: Buhari Declines Comment In Shagari’s Condolence Register by landmark86: 6:40am On Dec 31, 2018
Wetin u expect him 2 write?
Someone he overthrone

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Re: Buhari Declines Comment In Shagari’s Condolence Register by aishapmbtoto: 6:41am On Dec 31, 2018
Shameless hypocrite. Why did he visit at all?

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Re: Buhari Declines Comment In Shagari’s Condolence Register by landmark86: 6:41am On Dec 31, 2018
SalamRushdie:
Buhari is a bastard
Just like u

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