Tinubu pays tribute to late President Yar’Adua on 13th anniversary of his death
As Nigerians remember the former President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, who died on May 5, 2010, President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described the late President as a good friend and brother in the struggle for democracy and good governance in Nigeria.
In his statement to mark the anniversary, Tinubu remembered the day as much as he remembered the purposeful life lived by Mallam Umaru Yar’Adua, adding that the wound of his demise is still fresh.
“As a friend and political associate, I cherish the fond memories of honesty, steadfastness, patriotism, and excellence in public service left behind by the late Yar’Adua both as governor of Katsina State (1999 to 2007) and president of Nigeria (2007 to 2010),” Tinubu said.
He further stated that as he prepares to take the reins of leadership of the country on May 29, he is determined to follow the good examples set by leaders like President Yar’Adua who showcased exceptional sense of propriety and selfless service to Nigeria.
“As I prepare to take the reins of leadership of this country on May 29, I am determined to follow the good examples set by leaders like Mallam Umaru Yar’Adua who showcased exceptional sense of propriety and selfless service to our dear country,” he said.
Tinubu concluded by praying for the late President’s soul to continue to find peace with his Maker, saying “Rest on, dear brother. May your soul continue to find peace with your Maker, ameen.”
With Tinubu’s inauguration approaching soon, he has emphasized his commitment to emulating the selfless service exhibited by Yar’Adua, who is remembered for his efforts towards peace, democracy and good governance in Nigeria.