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I am “extremely disappointed” with Buhari – Shagari’s son


Aminu Shagari, son of late second republic president, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, says he is “extremely disappointed” with President Muhammadu Buhari over shabby treatment of the family.
Buhari overthrew Shagari in a military coup in January 1984, after he was re-elected for a second term in 1983.
In an interview with PUNCH newspapers, Aminu, a member of the House of Representatives said his late father did not get any attention from Buhari till death.
He said even when the President paid a condolence visit to the family, he did not say a word of comfort to the family as he merely signed the condolence register and left without uttering a word.
“First, let me say that though our father forgave his offenders, one thing as human beings is that, no matter what, one cannot forget.
“Till he died, our father did not get the kind of attention expected from the person who overthrew his administration.
After all investigations, he didn’t find him culpable.
“In our own little way, we supported the incumbent President and from the time he became president, I would not say there is any communication between us.
“I think we should have got more from the person who was close to our father but overthrew his government.
“When he came, we expected to hear something from him like some words of comfort. But we didn’t hear such because he didn’t say anything.
“We gave him the condolence register. He only signed and put the date. Personally, I was very disappointed with that.
“I expected that at least, as Muslim, he would write, ‘May Allah forgive him and may Allah forgive us when our time comes.’ That makes me extremely disappointed in him” he said.


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