Imo state governor Rochas Okorocha says the election of Shehu Shagari in 1979 as president of Nigeria after decades of military rule reawakened democratic consciousness in Nigeria.
He spoke in tribute to Shagari, who died Friday in Abuja and was laid to rest on Saturday in Sokoto.
In a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, the governor extended his heartfelt Condolences to the people and Government of Sokoto State, the family members of the dead patriot, and to President Muhammadu Buhari.
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