The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has said Nigeria would miss the fatherly counsel of former President, Shehu Shagari, especially at this time when the country was going through difficult challenges ahead of a major election.
Secondus, who said this on Monday in a statement by his Media Adviser, Ike Abonyi, described Shagari as a compassionate, humane and father of modern democracy in Nigeria.
He said that Alhaji Shagari was the last man standing among principled leaders upon whom the democratic foundation of the nation was established.
According to the PDP National Chairman, Shagari as President in second republic ensured that his reign provided minimum pain on the people because of his human approach to governance.
He said: “The second republic President will be remembered for his principled approached to governance and his God fearing disposition as evidenced in the way and manner he piloted the affairs of the country within the rule of law, without nepotism, bias of religion, tribe or geography from 1979 to 1983.”