Former President Goodluck Jonathan has paid tribute to his predecessor Umar Musa Yar’Adua who died in office 11 years ago.
Dateline Nigeria reports that Yar’Adua and Jonathan ran on the same ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2007, and the latter became acting president in 2010 following the death of the former.
Jonathan, who took to his twitter handle to pass his message, said “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.”