Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan says late President Umaru Yar’Adua was selfless leader who placed national interest over personal and ethnic gains.
Jonathan said this in a series of tweets to mark the ninth anniversary of the demise of the late president. Yar’Adua died in 2010 and Jonthan, who was then vice-president, succeeded him.
The former president described Yar’Adua as a man with a humble spirit.
According to him, the late president used public service to build bridges of love and give hope to Nigerians.
“On this day nine years ago I lost a friend, colleague, brother, and boss, President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua. He was a selfless leader who placed national interest above personal and ethnic gains,” Jonathan tweeted.
“President Yar’Adua was a man of integrity with a humble spirit who always took upon himself the burden of national reconciliation, peace-building, and democratic consolidation.
“He used the opportunity he had in public service to build bridges of love, foster unity and give hope to Nigerians.
“Today, I remember and celebrate him for the works that he had done. Peace he lived for and homes of peace he built. Democracy he loved and democracy he nurtured.
“We will always remember you for your service. A servant leader truly you remain.”