Shonekan’s interim govt designed to fail by military – Tinubu

The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, said on Tuesday the Interim National Government (ING) headed by late Chief Ernest Shonekan was designed to fail by the military.

Shonekan was appointed the head of the interim government by former military president Ibrahim Babangida in August 1993.

Babangida was forced to “step aside” after Nigerians and the international community protested the controversial annulment of the June 12, 1993, presidential election.

Shonekan, a boardroom guru, was ousted in a palace coup by the late Gen. Sani Abacha on November 17, 1993.

Tinubu was one of the key members of the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) that fought for the return of democratic rule in the country in 1999.

The former Lagos State governor, who spoke 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,…

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