More tributes and respect are still pouring in for former President Shehu Shagari who died on Friday 28th December 2018.
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole has shared his tribute on behalf of the party.
- TRIBUTE: H.E. Alh. Shehu Shagari, A True Patriot, Servant-Leader, By Comrade Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole
The late Shagari who from 1979 to 1983, was first executive president, is being remembered in several glowing tributes by the ordinary Nigerian, institutions and leaders.
- Our great party, fondly remembers 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 under 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 remains 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.
- The APC expresses its condolences and prays the Almighty Allah grant the late Shagari eternal rest and the family the strength to bear the loss. https://t.co/gwXcjqg271
National Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC), 2018.