The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has criticized President Muhammadu Buhari for not attending the burial of the former President of Nigeria, Shehu Shagari in Sokoto on Saturday.
The main opposition party maintained that Buhari’s absence at the funeral, particularly regarding Shagari’s status as the first Executive President of the country, was unpardonable and a very wrong precedence in national protocol.
A statement on Monday by the opposition party’s spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, said Buhari’s absence at the burial has also sent a wrong signal to the international community on the country’s values and respect for its patriots.
The PDP also noted the absence of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at Shagari’s burial and that the Federal Government has taken no concrete steps to give a state honor to the late former President.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) described the directive by President Buhari for the nation’s flag to fly half-mast for just three days in honor of Shagari as belated.