Nigeria’s former and first Executive President Shehu Shagari passed on late last year on December 28th. Nigerians have been praising him for his service and humlity.
However, tales of the past came calling as President Muhammadu Buhari who toppled his government in 1983 was caught in the web of it.
Videos of him saying he does not regret the coup of 1983 surfaced while still sending out a condolence message in honour of Shehu Shagari whom he placed under house arrest.
He equally visited Sokoto State for a condolence visit and here is what he wrote in honour of the former President Shagari.
From the above image, it is reported that after asking of the day’s date, President Buhari still wrote the year as 218 before he was reminded to add the zero in between.
The name above has been made popular by simply spending some time in prison, interestingly many of us (even Igbos) don’t know his values, priorities and thoughts of leadership; all we know is that he has been threatening fire and brimstone for the sake of his own version of Biafra. He has also claimed to be a religious man and I will continue this piece by quoting a passage from the Bible, Judges 9:8-15. It is known as the parable of the Trees and one of the best descriptions of leaders in Africa.
Please read below;
The trees went forth on a time to anoint a king over them; and they said unto the olive tree, Reign thou over us.
9 But the olive tree said unto them, Should I leave my fatness, wherewith by me they honour God and man, and go to be promoted over the trees?