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Drama as Buhari Refuses to Comment in Late Shagari’s Condolence Register

by Anjorin Dare

Drama at Late Former President Shehu Shagari’s residence as President Buhari refused to make comment in the condolence register to honour the deceased.

President Buhari who gave no reason for his action only wrote his name: M. Buhari and date: 30/12/ 2018 in the condolence register.

The late former President who led Nigeria between 1979 and 1983 died on Friday at 93 and was buried on Saturday according to Islamic rite.

Recall that late Shagari was overthrown in a coup d’état that brought in Buhari to power as military head of state, three months after he (Shagari) was sworn in for a second term.

Meanwhile, a video in which President Muhammadu Buhari said he did not regret ousting President Shehu Shagari through a military coup has resurfaced just as Buhari has flown to Sokoto State to commiserate with Shagaris family.

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In the video, which was an interview with Seun Okinbaloye on Channels TV’s Politics Today programme which was recorded in December 2014, Buhari said he had no regret removing Shagari, adding that a democratic government that is corrupt can be overthrown.

When asked if he was sorry for ousting Shagari’s government, Buhari said, “No. I am not sorry because I mentioned why we did it and we proved our case.”

When reminded of the fact that the coup veered Nigeria off the course of democratic advancement, Buhari said, “So, when you are a democracy, you are entitled to steal the country dry and put our people in a pauperized position and destroying institutions and destroying infrastructure?”

However, when asked if he blames Shagari solely for the corruption, Buhari responded: “Don’t personalize it. I will blame the Second Republic for that.”

The video, which has been shared thousands of times on Facebook and Twitter, attracted comments from a wide range of persons.

Expectedly, many persons have tagged Buhari and his media aides to the video.


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