#Budget2019: Buhari Doing Same Thing Jonathan Did In 2015- Ben Bruce
Ben Murray-Bruce.

Senator Ben Murray-Bruce (PDP-Bayelsa East) has said Shehu Shagari brought the Igbos back to prominence after the civil war by giving them the Vice President slot.

Shagari, a former President of Nigeria’s second republic, selected Dr Alex Ekwueme as his vice.

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Shagari, who was overthrown by the then senior military officer Muhammadu Buhari in 1983, passed away at the age of 93.

In a post on Twitter, Murray-Bruce: “I met President Shehu Shagari at Dr Alex Ekwueme’s home. He was very soft-spoken and humble.

“Nigeria would have gone far if he had not been overthrown. A great leader. He brought the Igbos back to prominence after the civil war by making one of them VP.

“May his soul rest in peace.”