Yar’adua Will Always Be Remembered, Jonathan Mourns

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said the late Umaru Yar’adua was a good man whose kind is hard to find.

This is as he described his former boss as a man of peace, adding that his strides in public life continued to testify for him.

Jonathan said this on Thursday to mark the 12-year remembrance of the former president who died in 2010.

He said, “Twelve years ago, our nation lost a patriot, a selfless leader and a peacemaker who governed with sincerity and passion for the people. President Umaru Musa Yar’ Adua is no longer with us today, but his strides in public life continue to testify for him and keep his memory alive.

“Like a good athlete, he ran with passion, kept the faith and finished the race. Today we can look back and say, as President he won laurels for us in terms of peace and other worthy causes he successfully pursued.

“He was a soldier of truth, committed to justice, equity and other democratic virtues. He was a servant leader and a good man; the type that is hard to find.

“President Yar’Adua, we remember you today and will continue to remember the good works that you did in our nation. Yours is a story of patriotism, a life well-lived in service to the people and humanity”.

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