Today being the 5th day of May, marks the 11th death anniversary of ex President Umar Musa Yar’Adua. Ex President and his successor, Goodluck Jonathan, took to his social media handles this morning to pay tribute to the man whom he described as a peacemaker, nation builder, and democrat.
Yar’Adua passed away at the Aso Rock villa on May 5, 2010, after a long Battle with a protracted illness. He was 58-years-old.
”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, channelling 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.