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Nigerians mourn Yar’Adua

Late President Umaru Yar'adua

By Emeka Mamah

 A few hours after the announcement of the death of President Musa Yar’Adua , tributes continue to trail the passing away of the country’s former ruler.

Sen. Mohammed Ahmed Makarfi , former Kaduna State governor

 “Even if it is a child that died, we will recieve the death with grief, how much more when the deceased is a president. We pray to Almighty Allah to forgive him for his wrong deeds and reward him for his good work while alive. May his soul rest in perfect peace.
 
Gov Namadi Sambo speaking through  Alhaji Umar Sani.
 
“Inna lillahi wa inna illaihi rajiun. The death of Mr President is a great loss to Nigeria. Though we love him, but God loves him most. May his soul rest in Aljanna firdaus.

Alhaji Iro Abubakar DanMusa, former Minister of Abuja Federal Capital Territory and National Deputy Chairman People’s Democratic Party (PDP), North. 
 “Yar’ Adua’s death is a great loss to the people of Katsina state and Nigeria at large. We have lost a great leader and the vacuum he left will be difficult to fill. He played politics without bitterness and was always careful about what history will be recorded about him. Yar’Adua was a listening leader who made positive changes in within his short stay in office”.
 
Sen. Abubakar  Girei ,
former gubernatorial aspirant in Adamawa state.
“It is finished. His era is gone. He lived a decent and truthful life. May his soul rest in perfect peace”.
 
Comrade Shehu Sani ,
Human Rights Activist 
“Yar’Adua’s death is a monumental loss. He will be remembered for his  remarkable role in initiating practical process of peace in the Niger Delta and visible infrastructural development across the country. Among all, he remains one of the few public office holders that have set personal good example for prudence and integrity”.
 
Igwe  Simeon Osisi Itodo , Deputy Chairman Traditional Rulers Council Enugu State 
“We got the sad news about one hour ago. Yar’Adua died when the country needed him the most. He was a sincere and determined leader who was desirous to make the difference in the lives of an average Nigerian. He believed in the rule of law and his emergence lowered the political temperature in the country. He brought solutions to the problems of the Niger Delta region. Nigerians will miss him greatly. May his gentle soul rest in peace”.


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