Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan pays tribute to former boss late Umaru Yar’Adua
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has paid a tribute to his former boss late ex-president Umaru Musa Yar’Adua who died eleven years ago while in service.
Jonathan took to his social media account to eulogise Ya’Adua who he says will be remembered as a peacemaker, nation builder, and democrat. He said they shared a common vision of a peaceful, united, and just nation.
He wrote: “Today, I celebrate my boss, friend, colleague and brother, President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua who departed this world 11 years ago.
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“As politicians, we shared a common vision of a peaceful, united, and just nation. President Yar’Adua kept faith in this vision, channeling his strength and time in pursuit of an egalitarian society, until his last breath.
“Although out of our sight, his legacies live with us and his memory we will continue to cherish. “We will always remember him as a peacemaker, nation builder, and democrat whose timeline was defined by virtues of service, peace, truth, and love.
Yar’Adua died on 5 May 2010 at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa. Goodluck Jonathan succeeded him as president.