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President Buhari mourns Mugabe as governor El-Rufa’i describes him as a hero

By A’isha Raji

President Muhammadu Buhari has joined other world leaders in mourning the passing away of founding father and former President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe.

In a statement signed by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to President on Media and Publicity, the President commiserates with the family, political associates and people of Zimbabwe over the loss of the past leader.

President Buhari believes that Mugabe will always be remembered by posterity for his sacrifices especially in struggling for the political and economic emancipation of his people.

Meanwhile the governor of Kaduna state Mallam Nasir Ahmed El-rufa’i has described the past leader as hero.

According to him, Mugabe started well but ought to have left when the ovation was loudest.

He made this reaction on his twitter handle saying, “Mugabe started very well, stayed to long and ended tragically.”

 He described him as an African hero all the same and a leader that honestly meant well.  He said, “His life is a lesson for all public leadership roles –groom successors and leave when the ovation is still loud.”

It will be recalled that Robert Mugabe, an African leader who ruled Zimbabwe for almost 4 decades, after playing a major role in securing the independence of the country passed this morning on at the age of 95.

Zimbabwe had gained freedom in 1980 with Mugabe holding the mantle of leadership since then until year 2017 when he was asked to step aside for Emmerson Mnangagwa, an equally aged leader from the same fold as Mugabe.

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