By Bolaji Ogundele and Gbenga Omokhunu, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has described the late President Umaru Musa-Yar’adua as a trustworthy and honest public servant.
Buhari, in his message to commemorate the 10th yr remembrance anniversary of the previous President’s loss of life, additionally described him as a patriot, whose main focus as a frontrunner was easing the pains of odd Nigerians.
In line with President Buhari, the political variations he had with the late President Musa-Ya’adua however, he would at all times give him his regards as an excellent chief within the historical past of Nigeria.
Whereas extending his prayers to the household of the late President and the federal government of Katsina State, he urged all Nigerian politicians to emulate his uncommon mild nature and avert character options that might corrupt political opposition, making enemies out of political opponents.
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Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday described his late boss, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, as a president like no different who lived and died for the sake of the nation.
The one-time Katsina State governor was described by many as one of the best chief of Nigeria for the reason that return to multi-party democracy in 1999.
He was the second civilian president below Nigeria’s present structure.
Yar’Adua assumed workplace in 2007 and led for 3 years.
He died at 58 in Saudi Arabia in 2010 (10 years in the past) and was flown again for burial.
His recognized reason behind loss of life was mentioned to be pericarditis – irritation of a membrane across the coronary heart.
Yar’Adu was succeeded by the then Vice-President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
Jonathan, who accomplished Yar’Adua’s tenure and gained a substantive time period in 2011, was among the many first to submit a message of remembrance of his former boss on his Fb web page.
He mentioned Yar’Adua constructed sturdy bridges of hope, love and understanding for which he grew to become a pressure for nationwide unity and constructive change throughout the nation.