By Rasaq Adebayo
The former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has commended the virtues of his former boss as he paid tribute to the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua on the occasion of his 11th remembrance anniversary.
Yar’Adua, who died on May 5, 2010 after battling an ailment, was the president while Jonathan was his vice.
After Yar’Adua’s death, Goodluck Jonathan was sworn-in as president and had Mohammed Namadi Sambo as his vice.
Jonathan in a tribute via his social media platforms described Yar’Adua as a peacemaker, nation builder and democrat whose timeline was defined by virtues of service, peace, truth and love.
He wrote: “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.