On the 12th anniversary of his death, former President Goodluck Jonathan paid glowing tribute to his former boss, late Umaru Musa Yar’Adua.
On the Peoples Democratic Party’s platform, Yar’Adua and Jonathan were elected president and vice president in 2007. (PDP). On May 5, 2010, Yar’Adua died, and Jonathan was sworn in as president to take his place.
Jonathan said in a statement today that his predecessor managed Nigeria with sincerity and enthusiasm for the people. According to his homage,
”Twelve years ago, our nation lost a patriot, a selfless leader and a peacemaker who governed with sincerity and passion for the people. President Umaru Musa Yar’ Adua is no longer with us today, but his strides in public life continue to testify for him and keep his memory alive.
Like a good athlete, he ran with passion, kept the faith and finished the race. Today we can look back and say, as President he won laurels for us in terms of peace and other worthy causes he successfully pursued.
He was a soldier of truth, committed to justice, equity and other democratic virtues. He was a servant leader and a good man; the type that is hard to find.
He was my boss.
President Yar’Adua, we remember you today and will continue to remember the good works that you did in our nation. Yours is a story of patriotism, a life well-lived in service to the people and humanity.