By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has mourned the death of General John Shagaya, a staunch party man and former Minister of Internal Affairs between 1985 and 1990.
In a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, the party commiserated with his family, the government and people of Plateau State over the sad loss of the statesman who passed on at the weekend following a fatal motor accident.
“We recall his excellent service during his sub-regional assignment as Economic Community of West African States Monitoring Group (ECOMOG) Commander. The late Shagaya also had distinguished tenures as Minister during the Gen. Ibrahim Babangida military regime and Senator between 2007 and 2011, when he moved several motions and initiated bills for the good of the country.
“Indeed, the passage of Shagaya is a great loss to the country, but we are consoled by the fact that he had a meaningful and impactful life as a soldier, an administrator and lately as a politician, who was driven by the virtues of unity, patriotism, and selflessness.
“May his soul rest in peace,” it prayed.