Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday described the late President Umaru Yar’Adua as a selfless leader and peacemaker.
Jonathan, on his official Facebook page in commemoration of the 12 years of Yar’Adua’s death, said he was committed to justice, equity and other democratic virtues.
He said: “Twelve years ago, our nation lost a patriot, a selfless leader and a peacemaker who governed with sincerity and passion for the people. President Umaru Musa Yar’ Adua is no longer with us today, but his strides in public life continue to testify for him and keep his memory alive.
‘Like a good athlete, he ran with passion, kept the faith and finished the race. Today we can look back and say, as President he won laurels for us in terms of peace and other worthy causes he successfully pursued.