Shagari, a True Patriot, Servant-Leader, Says Oshiomhole

Late President Shagari

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has described the late Alh. Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari as a great democrat and patriotic Nigerian who wrote his name in the annals of the country by his exemplary conduct in and out of office.

He said the APC would fondly remember the late Shagari as a fine gentleman, patriot, epitome of humility, poet, technocrat, servant-leader and an elder statesman who genuinely loved Nigeria.

“The career and political projection of the late Shagari who started out as a school teacher, who later joined politics, held numerous high offices, culminating in his election as the President on the platform of the National Party of Nigeria (NPN) was the stuff of legends.

“His exemplary conduct, candour and principled stance in public office and private life remain an inspiration to many. The late Shagari was a stabilizing 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. While the death of the late Shagari is a sad and painful loss to the family, Sokoto State, the Council of State and indeed the entire nation, we should take solace in the fact that he lived an impactful life. The late Shagari long wrote his name into the history books. Truly, the story of our democratic and political development will be inconclusive without his footprint,” Oshiomhole said in a statement.