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11 Years After, Jonathan Extols Umaru Yar’Adua

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has eulogised late Nigeria’s President, Umaru Yar’adua and described him as a peacemaker.

In a tweet on Wednesday, eleven years after his demise, Goodluck revealed that he shared a common vision of a peaceful, united and just nation with Yaradua, whom he described as his boss, friend, colleague and brother.

According to the tweet, President Yar’Adua kept faith in this vision, channelling his strength and time in pursuit of an egalitarian society until his last breath.

He added that although Yaradua is out of our sight, his legacies live, and Nigerians would continue to cherish his memory.

Jonathan stated further that Nigerians would never forget him as a peacemaker, nation builder and democrat whose timeline was defined by virtues of service, peace, truth and love.

Umaru Yar’Adua

On his part, the former Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, said Nigeria lost a selfless, patriotic and committed leader n this day 11-years ago.

He added that Nigerians remember President Umaru Yar’Adua today and celebrate his legacy of integrity.

You will recall that Umaru Yar’Adua, who suffered from a kidney condition, was flown to Germany for medical reasons in 2007. Yar’adua was the first Nigerian President to publicly reveal his assets before he died on 5 May 2010.

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