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12 Years On, Goodluck Jonathan Remembers Late President Yar’Adua

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Former President Goodluck Jonathan has described the Late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua as a selfless leader whose type is hard to find.

Jonathan made this statement on Thursday via his Facebook Page to mark the 12th year remembrance of the late Yar’Adua. The statement titled ‘PRESIDENT YAR’ADUA: 12 YEARS AFTER‘ read,

“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.”


From L to R: Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan, Late Umaru Yar’Adua

“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.”

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The late president was elected to rule the country in 2007, Goodluck Jonathan was his Vice President during his tenure. Unfortunately, President Yar’Adua died of an illness on May 5th 2010. After his passing, his VP was to finish his tenure as President, which Jonathan did. After that he ran for the role himself and won in 2011 and served as President of the country till 2015.

In 2015, Goodluck Jonathan lost the election to current President Muhammadu Buhari.

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