by Azeez Adeniyi
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has paid tribute to late Umaru Musa Yar’Adua who died in office.
Jonathan was sworn-in as President after Yar’Adua died after a protracted battle with Acute Pericarditis in 2010.
Jonathan in a tribute to his former boss on Facebook described Yar’Adua as a peacemaker who would forever be remembered by the Niger Deltans.
He wrote, “Seven years ago you left this world leaving behind a legacy of detribalized leadership and a soil that was fertile enough to grow trees whose shade you would never enjoy. As a peace maker, you helped bring peace to the Niger Delta and that singular act brought manifold benefits to Nigeria.
“As a democrat, you promoted due process in government and equity in public administration. Umar Musa Yar’adua, a friend and brother, a great gift to the nation and people of Nigeria. Seven years gone but never forgotten.
“May you Rest In Peace even as we hope and believe that you made al-Jannah firdaus. Miyetti Allah for the life of service you lived and may Almighty God care for the family you left behind. GEJ.”