We’ve lost a sage, demo­crat - Ek­w­ere­madu

Weekly Trust - - News - For­mer Pres­i­dent, Al­haji Shehu Sha­gari Musa Ab­dul­lahi Kr­ishi

Deputy Se­nate Pres­i­dent, Se­na­tor Ike Ek­w­ere­madu, has ex­pressed deep grief over the pass­ing on of the Sec­ond Repub­lic Pres­i­dent, Al­haji Shehu Sha­gari. Ek­w­ere­madu de­scribed the death as “a heavy loss to the na­tion” not­ing that the late politi­cian was a “sage, demo­crat, and states­man.”

Writ­ing on his Twit­ter han­dle @ iamek­w­ere­madu, the Se­na­tor said: “I re­ceived with a heavy heart the news of the pass­ing on the Sec­ond Repub­lic Pres­i­dent of the Fed­eral Repub­lic of Nige­ria, Al­haji Shehu Sha­gari.

“He was a demo­crat by na­ture, ori­en­ta­tion, and con­vic­tion. He was a pa­triot per ex­cel­lence, a de­trib­alised el­der states­man, bridge-builder, ser­vant-leader, and an epit­ome of hu­mil­ity, who served the na­tion and hu­man­ity most cred­itably. In and out of of­fice, Al­haji Sha­gari clothed the of­fice of the pres­i­dent with deco­rum and so­cial grace,” Se­na­tor Ek­w­ere­madu said.

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