A Second Republic lawmaker, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari’s tribute to the late President Shehu Shagari, who passed away on Friday at the age of 93.
Buhari, in a statement by his Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity), Femi Adesina, had described the death as the departure of a patriot whose life of service and humility was widely acknowledged.
The President had said, “We are enthralled and regaled with the many years of unequalled patriotism, sacrifices and contributions to national development. More specifically, we celebrate the role modelling qualities of integrity, diligence and humility that have been the hallmark of your visionary leadership.”
The government of Shagari, who had just won an election for a second term, was overthrown by a coup d’état, which brought Buhari into power as a military head of state in 1983.