Friday, 28 December 2018

Breaking: Ex- President Shehu Shagari is dead.

Former President of Nigeria, Shehu Shagari has passed away at the National Hospital Abuja. He was 93 years old.
The news was broken by the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal on his Twitter handle .Tambuwal had tweeted:
The news was also confirmed by his grandson, Bello Shagari, via his verified Twitter handle @Belshagy. Bello had tweeted :


In 1978 , he became a founding member of the National Peoples Party. In 1979, Shagari was chosen by the party as the presidential candidate for general election that year which he won becoming the president.


Shagari ran for a second four year term in 1983 and won the general election. However, on 31 December 1983, he was overthrown by then Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari .


He was Grand Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic , GCFR.

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