Yar’Adua shared my vision of peaceful, just nation – Jonathan extols late boss

John Ogunsemore
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Yar'adua and Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has hailed his late predecessor and boss, Umar Musa Yar’Adua on the 11th anniversary of his demise.

He stated this in a message he personally signed and shared on his social media pages on Wednesday.

Recall that Jonathan was Vice President when Yar’Adua was President of Nigeria from May 29, 2007, until his demise on May 5, 2010.

The former Bayelsa State Governor took over as president after the Katsina man’s death.

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On the 11th anniversary of Yar’Adua’s death, Jonathan 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.”

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