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SAN FRANCISCO, May 05, (THEWILL) – Commemorating the seventh year memorial of the death of former president Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, his successor, Goodluck Jonathan on Friday paid a tribute to the late leader, who he said, “left this world leaving behind a legacy of detribalized leadership”.
THEWILL recalls that on May 29, 2007, Jonathan began serving as the vice president to former president Yar’Adua, who died on May 5, 2010 at the Presidential Villa in Abuja after protracted illness.
The immediate past president took to his social media page on Friday to pay tribute to his former principal, describing him as a friend and brother, who bequeathed “a soil that was fertile enough to grow trees”.
According to the post, “Seven years ago you left this world leaving behind a legacy of detribalized leadership and a soil that was fertile enough to grow trees whose shade you would never enjoy. As a peace maker, you helped bring peace to the Niger Delta and that singular act brought manifold benefits to Nigeria. As a democrat, you promoted due process in government and equity in public administration. Umar Musa Yar’adua, a friend and brother, a great gift to the nation and people of Nigeria. Seven years gone but never forgotten. May you Rest In Peace even as we hope and believe that you made al-Jannah firdaus. Miyetti Allah for the life of service you lived and May Almighty God care for the family you left behind.”
Source: The Will