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13 Years After: Jonathan pays tributes to late Yar’Adua

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday paid tributes to his late boss, late President Umaru Yar’Adua, 13 years after his death.

Recalls that Yar’Adua died on 5 May 2010, after a protracted illness, before completing his first term as president and Jonathan took over as acting President and later became the President.

Jonathan, who was Yar’Adua‘s deputy, described him as a “great and selfless leader.”

The former president in a post shared via his Twitter handle on Friday, wrote, “On this day thirteen years ago, our nation lost a great and selfless leader, President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua. He was a man of peace, justice and accountability.

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“We look back with appreciation to God for his life and his impact on our nation.

“President Yar’Adua was an exemplary leader, who lived above ethnic and religious sentiments. And his public life inspired many positively.

“Today, we remember him for his life of service, dedication and commitment to a united and prosperous nation.

“We will continue to remember him for his developmental strides and his commitment to the peace and progress of Nigeria. – GEJ”

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