Immediate past president Goodluck Jonathan has joined other Nigerians to pay glowing tributes to Nigeria’s former president, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua whose term as number one citizen was truncated by illness six years ago.
It would be recalled that Yar’Adua left Nigeria for pericarditis treatment at a clinic in Saudi Arabia. But returned to Nigeria after rumours that he was dead.
On 5 May at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa he was declared dead and according to Islamic rites, he was buried on 6 May in his hometown in Katsina.
Remembering him, Jonathan who was Yar’Adua’s Vice President took to social media to praise the late leader as governor and president.
In a Facebook post, the former president wrote, “Six years ago I lost a dear friend and partner in democracy, peace and progress. President Umaru Musa Yar’adua was a servant leader and a stickler for the rule of law. He may be gone but he is never to be forgotten. I pray for his soul and for him to rest in al Jannah firdaus. GEJ.”
Other Nigerians too took to twitter to eulogise the late President.
Today we remember our late former president, Umaru Musa Yar'Adua who was in office from 29 May 2007 – 5 May 2010. pic.twitter.com/zSog1zqYBv
— PDP Nigeria (@PdpNigeria) May 5, 2016
On this day in 2010, we lost President Umaru Musa Yar'adua. One of the best Presidents Nigeria had. Rest in peace! pic.twitter.com/w7pxuLa3U1
— Maryam Oluchi (@mareeyama) May 5, 2016
May the soul of Umaru Musa Yar'Adua continue to rest in peace. Amen.
— Mr. Aye Dee (@MrAyeDee) May 5, 2016
Nigeria lost a jewel on its crown, today we mourn, remember and pray. May the soul of Umaru musa Yar'adua rest in jannah.
— King in the north (@Sir_Pharuk) May 5, 2016
For Umar Musa Yar'adua. The people's president. Bringer of ease, prosperity and peace.
But Death does spare even the beautiful.
— Abuobakar Evuti (@Ngugievuti) May 5, 2016
Exactly 6 years today we lost President Musa Yar'adua….One of the best.
May he rest in peace."
— BAE's MONTH (@YinkaDerek) May 5, 2016
Today Marks Exactly 6Years To the Death of Late Nigerian Ex pres, Umaru Musa Yar'adua. May his Gentle Soul continue to Rest in Perfect peace
— CISSE (@Mansoor__ace) May 5, 2016
Six yrs after, may the soul of Late Umaru Musa Yar'adua continue to rest in Jannah
— ibromuty (@IbraheemMuti) May 5, 2016
To late President Umar Musa Yar'adua, may almighty Allah continue to bless your grave and grants you Aljajana firidaus. Rest in peace
— Olayiwola Kazeem (@kezinshen) May 5, 2016
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