Shonekan’s ‘death’, lie from hell –Govt

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Chief Ernest Shonekan

The reports on Tuesday that former Head of Interim National Government of Nigeria, Chief Ernest Shonekan, is dead, is untrue.

The Government of Ogun State made the denial on Tuesday.

According to the Secretary to the Government of Ogun State, Taiwo Adeoluwa, there was no iota of truth in the story.

 “It is a lie from hell. Baba is alive,” he said.

82 years old Shonekan is from Abeokuta, Ogun State.

A lawyer and industrialist, he was the head of the Interim Government put in place by former Military President Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, IBB, in August, 1993 after the annulment of the June 12, 1993 election.

The election was won by businessman, Moshood Abiola, but the military refused to hand over to him.

Shonekan was however removed from office by former Head of State, General Sani Abacha.