Late Yar’Adua believed in a peaceful, united, just nation ~Jonathan
By Samuel Bankole
Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday took to his social media platform to eulogise his late boss, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, says he believed in “a peaceful, united and just nation.”
In a series of tweets, the ex-president described the late president Yar’Adua as “a peacemaker, nation builder and democrat.”
According to Jonathan, they both shared a common vision of a peaceful, united and just nation.
He said Yar’Adu devoted his life in pursuit of an egalitarian society, until his last breath.
“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, channeling 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.
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“We will always remember him as a peacemaker, nation builder and democrat whose timeline was defined by virtues of service, peace, truth and love,” Jonathan wrote on his Twitter handle.
Late Yar’Adu died eleven years ago after a protracted illness that took him to Saudi Arabia hospital and was later smuggled back to the country under the cover of darkness.
His health condition and management were not disclosed to the nation as everything about him and even governance at that time were shrouded in secret till his death was announced.
Even while he was away on medical trip, the Aso Rock cabal shed his deputy from governance and he was not allowed to act in his stead unit the National Assembly invoked the doctrine of necessity to confer on Jonathan the power of acting President.
Jonathan was sworn in as president after the death of yar’Adu and he also went ahead to contest and win the 2011 presidential election to complete the second term of his boss.
However, his attempt to go for his own second term was truncated by the coalition of opposition parties which metamorphosed into All Progressive Congress (APC) and defeated in the 2015 election.