GEJ, Abubakar Remembers Yar’Adua Pays Tribute
Former president Goodluck Jonathan has paid tributes to his former principal Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, eleven years after his demise.
The former President died while on seat on May 5, 2010, after battling an illness which left his vice, Jonathan to take the seat of power.
Jonathan had in a series of tweets on Wednesday described the former president a friend and brother who shared a common vision of a peaceful and united Nigeria.
He stated that the late President will always be remembered as a peacemaker and nation builder.
“Today, I celebrate my boss, friend, colleague, and brother, President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua who departed this world 11 years ago.
“As politicians, we shared a common vision of a peaceful, united, and just nation.
“President Yar’Adua kept faith with 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. – GEJ”
Meanwhile, the presidential candidate of the peoples Democratic party in the 2019 general elections who also paid tribute to the former president in a tweet described him as a compassionate and patriotic leader.
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