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‘It’s Been 9 Years, Candle Of An Unforgettable Friend Flickered ,’ Jonathan Pays Tribute To Yar’Adua

Former presidents Goodluck Jonathan and late Umaru Yar’adua

The Oasis Reporters

May 5, 2019

Nigeria’s former President Goodluck Jonathan has shone light on what true friendship means, as he has paid tribute to late President Musa Yar’Adua, something he has never failed to do each passing year.

In a tribute posted on his official Twitter handle @GEJonathan, Jonathan described his late principal as a brother, friend and a man of integrity.

Read and follow the tweets below:

As Yar’Adua’s running mate in the 2007 presidential election which they won, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan had to follow with courage and loyalty all through the three years of difficulty when Yar’Adua fell ill and Jonathan had to step in. .

On May 29, 2007, Yar’Adua was sworn in as Nigeria’s president but he didn’t live to the end of his tenure as he died on May 5, 2010.

Before Jonathan stepped into the shoes of his principal, Yar’Adua and became Nigeria’s President there were difficulties when realization came that the presidency had followed the constitution and moved to the South.

In 2011, Jonathan won the presidential elections and remained Nigeria’s President till 2015

Honour has just come for President Barack Obama under a Republican Party administration. That is the beautiful expression of true American democracy, unlike the Nigerian democracy that relies on belittling and denigrating previous regimes. A practice that Goodluck never engaged in.

Will honour come to Yar’Adua and Jonathan as it has come for Obama?

Only time will tell.

Greg Abolo

Blogger at The Oasis Reporters.

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