Shehu Shagari’s Death Opens New Chapter For Electorate, PDP To Discredit Buhari
Nigeria News – Shehu Shagari’s Death Opens New Chapter For Electorate, PDP To Discredit Buhari
Alhaji Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari, the First Executive President of Nigeria, died yesterday, Friday, December 28.
He reportedly died at the age of 93, after a brief illness, at the National Hospital Abuja.
Alhaji Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari, GCFR, was a Nigerian politician.
The then Lieutenant General Olusegun Obasanjo became the military head of state after an attempted coup in February 1976. Obasanjo managed the transition to civilian rule in an election won by the National Party of Nigeria led by Shehu Shagari. Shagari took office on October 01, 1979.
Shagari, after the handover of power by General Olusegun Obasanjo’s military government, served as the first and only President of Nigeria’s Second Republic (1979–1983).
The then Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, who is now the democratically elected president under the umbrella of All Progressives Congress (APC), truncated and overthrew the administration of Alhaji Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari, the first and only President of Nigeria’s Second Republic, on December 31, 1983, through a military coup d’etat.
Alhaji Shehu Shagari’s death reminded people of what Buhari did as a military head of state, after overthrowing Shagari’s government and what has been happening since Buhari became the democratically elected president.
The questions bothering electorate’s mind, most especially after President Muhammadu Buhari has been tested for more than three (3) years as a democratically elected president, are: Is he a democrat? Is he sincere? Does he really have any record of performance?
These questions and more never seized to ring in electorate’s ears because most people are disappointed in the present Buhari-led administration, especially now that Nigeria has emerged as the country with the highest number of poor people in the world, overtaking India.
The entire world expected great results in terms of performance across all the sectors but the positive results achieved by this administration were not significant to be felt by the poor people in Nigeria.
As we all know, democracy is basically about the people, not individuals. A very strong leader can only lead to the point at which his followers are willing to follow him.
Now, it seems President Muhammadu Buhari’s followers have lost hope in him which makes them chanting “we have to change the CHANGE”.
Probably the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a party realized that they were unable to make changes as promised in 2015 and then decided to change the party slogan from “CHANGE” to “NEXT LEVEL”.
The vital question, as the 2019 elections are fast-approaching, is: Any Hope For Nigerians in APC New Slogan?