11 years on: We wanted a peaceful, united nation, Goodluck Jonathan pays tribute to former president Yar’Adua

Eleven years after his demise, former President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua still has a place in the heart of his then vice president, Goodluck Jonathan.

Yar’Adua died on 5 May 2010 at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa after battling an illness that kept him away from public eyes.

Paying tribute on Wednesday to mark the anniversary of his death, Jonathan wrote: “Today, I celebrate my boss, friend, colleague and brother, President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua who departed this world 11 years ago.