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Buhari Fondly Calls Shagari At 90 “Grand Old Man Of Nigerian Politics”

Shehu Aliyu Shagari
The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari has described the former Nigerian President, Alhaji Shehu Aliyu Usman Shagari as a grand old man of Nigerians politics.
In a letter congratulating Alhaji Shehu Shagari who turned 90 tomorrow, which he personally signed, General Buhari said that though his government forcibly removed Shagari’s government but that Shagari had always shown him civility and much courtesy.
The letter reads:
Although I am  physically unable to be present as I am  abroad on previously arranged assignments, I wish to send my good wishes to former President Shehu Shagari on his 90th birthday.
Alhaji Shehu Shagari is now the Grand Old Man of Nigerian politics, having been in the frame of public affairs since the colonial days.
Although my government forcibly removed his government, he has always shown me civility and much courtesy. His contributions at the
National  Council  of  State  meetings  which I attend  have  always  been constructive  and eloquent.
I wish the former President many more years of good health and peaceful retirement.”
General Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR. [myad]

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