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9th Anniversary: What Saraki Said About Yar’Adua

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The President of the Nigerian Senate, Bukola Saraki, has praised Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, a former president, who died in office 2010, nine years ago today.

Naija News recalls that Yar’Adua was the second civilian president under Nigeria’s current constitution after winning the 2007 Presidential election.

Yar’Adua, who led Nigeria for 3 years, died aged 58 in Saudi Arabia and was flown back for burial. The known cause of death was pericarditis, inflammation of a membrane around the heart.

Remembering the former President, Saraki, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the party that produced Yar’Adua as Nigeria’s President, took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter, on Sunday, May 5 to heap praises on the late former President.

“Today, I remember the selfless statesman, former President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, who passed on 9-years ago.

“His legacy of integrity as a great leader will always remain indelible in our hearts.

“May the mercy of Almighty Allah (SWT) continue to be upon him. Amin,” Saraki wrote on Twitter.

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