Shonekan’s interim government designed to fail – Tinubu

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Tuesday says the ill-fated Interim National Government of Chief Ernest Shonekan, was designed to fail from the outset.

Tinubu dropped the bombshell at the public presentation of a book titled “Nigeria’s Aborted 3rd Republic and the June 12 Debacle: Reporters’ Account” at the National Press Centre of Radio House in Abuja.

The development is coming barely nine months after the former head of state died and was buried in Lagos.

Shonekan was hastily brought into power on August 27, 1993 after Babangida announced that he was “stepping aside” following the annulment of June 12 presidential election.

The new Interim National Government, however, was short lived as it was toppled by an overzealous and ambitious former Chief of Army Staff, General Sani Abacha on November 17, 1993

But Tinubu, who was represented by Director of Media and Publicity of APC Presidential…

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