Ex Nigerian President, Ernest Shonekan Dies At 85.
passed away in Lagos at the age of 85. He was the Chairman of the interim National Government between August 26 and November 17 1993 when he was usurped in a palace coup led by the late General Sani Abacha who was Secretary of Defence. In a statement on Tuesday signed by Adeboye Shonekan, the family confirmed the death of their patriarch, adding that further details would be released very soon. The statement was titled, ‘Chief (Dr) Ernest Adegunle Oladeinde Shonekan, GCFR, CBE’. It read, “To the glory of the Almighty, the Shonekan family announces the passing of our patriarch, loving husband to Margaret, dutiful father to us all and former Head of State, Chief Ernest, Adegunle, Oladeinde Shonekan, GCFR, CBE, the Baba Sale of Egbaland. “He passed away yesterday morning of natural causes at the age of 85. “The family will release more details in due course.”
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