Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan has described late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua as a boss and brother snatched away from him by death.
Jonathan said this in his tribute to Yaradua who died exactly 10 years ago.
Naija News recalls Jonathan was Yaradua’s Vice when he served as the 13th President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
He died in office on the 5th of May, 2010, exactly 10 years ago after he returned from Saudi Arabia where he went for medical treatment.
Jonathan took over from Yar’Adua in 2007 as President of Nigeria after he (Yaradua) passed away.
Remembering Yaradua, Jonathan in a series of tweets on Tuesday, said “It has been a decade since His Excellency President Umar Musa Yar’Adua was snatched by the cold hands of death.
“On this day, every year, his image fills our consciousness as a mark of his selflessness, typical modesty and exceptional flair.
“President Yar’Adua no doubt left enduring legacies in his wholehearted devotion to the ideals of democracy, respect for peoples’ rights, freedoms and reason for living as well as commitment to the rule of law and laws of equity and justice.
“I will continue to remember President Yar’Adua as a colleague and boss who became my brother and friend.”
Yar’Adua served as governor of Katsina State from 29 May 1999 to 28 May 2007 before he won Nigeria’s 21 April 2007 presidential election and was sworn in on 29 May 2007.