Nigeria’s President Buhari has hailed late President Yar’Adua as a patriot despite their political differences.
The President made the remarks in a statement put out on Tuesday in commemoration of President Yar’Adua who died 10 years ago.
The President applauded the late President’s passion for the masses and the reversal of policies he believed were hurting the 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”, Buhari said.