Former President Goodluck Jonathan has described late President Umaru Yar’Adua as a man of peace who had a vision for a peaceful and united Nigeria.
The former President stated this on his official Facebook page on Wednesday to mark the 11 years anniversary of Yar’Adua’s death, adding though he was out of sight, his memory continues to linger and cherished.
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”.