The President-elect, Bola Tinubu has vowed to follow the footsteps of the man whose leadership is described by Nigerians as unmatched, Musa Yar’Adua.
On the occasion of the 13th anniversary of the death of Former President, Umaru Yar’Adua held yesterday, the President-elect hailed the Former President and made a pledge to follow his footsteps.
In his tribute entitled ‘We’ll Never Forget You,’ he described the Former President as a good friend and a patriotic leader who immensely contributed to Nigeria’s democracy.
“Today, as always, I remember my good friend and brother in the struggle for democracy and good governance in Nigeria, the Late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, who died on this day 13 years ago,” he said.
“May 5, 2010 may have long gone, but for some of us, the wound is still fresh. We remember the day as much as we remember the purposeful life lived by Mallam Umaru Yar’Adua.
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),” he added.
“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.
“Rest on, dear brother. May your soul continue to find peace with your Maker. Amen,” he concluded.