Jonathan, Atiku pay tribute to Yar’Adua on 9th anniversary of his death

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Former President Goodluck Jonathan has showered tributes on late former President Umoru Musa Yar’Adua on the occasion to mark the 9th anniversary of the passing away of the late President, who died in office on May 5, 2010.
In a series of tweets confirmed from his official Twitter handle @Goodluckjonathan, the former President  said that Yar’Adua brought peace and lived peace in the country and nurtured democracy in Nigeria.
” He used the opportunity he had in public service to build bridges of love, foster unity and give hope to Nigerians.
“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.
“On this day nine years ago, I lost a friend, colleague, brother and boss. He was a selfless leader, who placed national interests above personal and ethnic gains”, Jonathan said.

Also, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has hailed late former President Umoru Musa Yar’Adua on the 9th anniversary of his death, describing him as a ” man of peace and a leader with a vision”.

The late Yar’Adua died in office after a protracted illness diagnosed as accute pericarditis in May 2010 and was buried in his home state of Katsina. Yar’Adua was elected President in 2007 after serving as the governor of Katsina State, he was succeeded by his then deputy, Goodluck Jonathan.

Atiku in a statement he personally signed on Sunday,made available to BusinessDay by his Media Adviser, Paul Ibe, said the late President Yar’adua was a man he was closely connected to.

” First, because his late brother, the great Tafida of Katsina, Shehu Musa Yar’Adua, was my political mentor who taught both myself and Umaru, the ropes in politics.

“Obviously, with Umaru, the apple did …