Former president Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari speaks:
Buhari did not overthrow my government, it was when those boys that overthrew our government were looking for someone with integrity, honesty and fairness to be the head of their government, that was when Major Gen. Muhammadu Buhari’s name came in, former president Shagari said.
It was Gen D.Y Bali that mentioned his name, and all of them agreed; Gen Tunde Idiagbon was asked to announce his name when he “Buhari” was not even there, I thought he was in India for a course, Shagari explained that those who overthrew his government were, Major General Tunde Idiagbon, Major General Ibrahim Babangida, Major General Tunde Ogbeha, Comondor Augustus Aikhomu, Nureni Yusuf, Bridgadier General Sanni Abacha, DY Bali, Lt Col Oladayo Popoola.
Shagari was reacting to allegations leveled against opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari, that he overthrew democracy and he wants to be elected under the same democracy that he truncated 32 years ago.
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