Ex-President Yar’Adua Was A Patriot, Despite My Political Differences With Him — Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari said yesterday that despite his political differences with the late former President, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, the late President was a patriot.
President Buhari, who extolled the virtues of the leader, who served as governor of Katsina State for eight years, said history would always record Yar’Adua’s honest and sincere service to the nation.
The President in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, on the 10th anniversary of the death of the former President, urged Nigerians to emulate his patience and gentle nature.
“Despite our political differences, President Yar’Adua was unarguably a patriot because of his passion for the masses and his reversal of policies he believed were hurting ordinary Nigerians.
“Every leader should be given the credit that he deserves, whether you agree with President Yar’Adua politically or not, I must say that history will always record his honest and sincere service to the country.
“As we remember President Yar’Adua today, let us emulate his patience and gentle nature so that we don’t introduce toxicity into our politics where opponents perceive each other as enemies.
“Let me also use this occasion to extend my prayers and goodwill to his family, and Katsina State Government on the 10th anniversary of his demise.
May Allah continue to bless and comfort his gentle soul.
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