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6-Years On: GEJ Pays Tribute To Late President Yar’adua

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Immediate past Nigerian president, Goodluck Jonathan has paid tribute to his predecessor, Umaru Musa Yar’adua.

Today, 5th May marks six-years since the passing on of Nigeria’s former president.

Yar’adua reportedly died on May 5th 2010 at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa following his arrival from Saudi Arabia where he went to receive treatment for Pericarditis.

Jonathan took to his facebook page to honour his former boss, who he described as a servant leader, while praying for his soul to rest in peace.

“Six years ago I lost a dear friend and partner in democracy, peace and progress. President Umaru Musa Yar’adua was a servant leader and a stickler for the rule of law. He may be gone but he is never to be forgotten. I pray for his soul and for him to rest in al Jannah firdaus,” GEJ wrote.

The former Katsina State governor was the president of Nigeria from 2007 to 2010, with Jonathan as vice president during his administration and was made acting president after his death.

Senate President Bukola Saraki also wrote on his Facebook page: “It is exactly six years ago since you bid us good bye but it is just like yesterday. Your selflessness, patriotism, integrity and legacies make your memory indelible in our hearts. We remember you now and always as a worthy family man, public servant, Governor and President. May the Almighty Allah continue to grant you peace till we meet to part no more.”