Decade Death Anniversary: He was a President like no other who lived and died for the sake of his country – Goodluck Jonathan remembers Late boss Umaru Musa Yar’Adua
Former president, Goodluck Jonathan today 5th May remembers his boss on his 10 years death anniversary, calls him a president like no other who lived and died for his country.
Taking to social media, Jonathan penned a tribute to his former boss and described him as one who exemplified selflessness, typical modesty and exceptional flair.
His full tribute reads;
It has been a decade since His Excellency President Umar Musa Yar’Adua was snatched by the cold hands of death.
On this day, every year, his image fills our consciousness as a mark of his selflessness, typical modesty and exceptional flair.
He was a President like no other who lived and died for the sake of his country.
He stood on the side of the people, toiling day and night to make their lives better.
President Yar’Adua built strong bridges of hope, love and understanding for which he became a force for national unity and positive change across our blessed land.
In many ways he stood out. He had an accommodating spirit and enormous goodwill that secreted a web around our national fault lines to strengthen the bond; thus leaving for his successors the task of reinforcing the band.
President Yar’Adua no doubt left enduring legacies in his wholehearted devotion to the ideals of democracy, respect for peoples’ rights, freedoms and reason for living as well as commitment to the rule of law and laws of equity and justice.
I will continue to remember President Yar’Adua as a colleague and boss who became my brother and friend.
Late president Umaru Musa Yar’Adua died on the 5th of May 2010 and today its 10 years of his demise.
Formal president, Goodluck Jonathan was the vice president at the time of his death.
He however took office as the president immediately after his demise.