Peter Obi of the Labour Party, LP, has described the late President Umaru Yar’Adua as a true democrat and detribalised leader, who wanted to reposition the nation on the path of progress.
Obi’s statement was contained in a post via his verified Twitter handle on Saturday.
The statement followed the thirteenth anniversary of the demise of Yar’Adua.
Obi said the late President embodied patriotism and exemplified excellence in public service.
He wrote, “President Umaru Yar’Adua was a true democrat, a detribalised leader, who desired to reposition the nation based on unity, peace and progress. He was a leader who believed in true governance, transparency and accountability.
“He was also an embodiment of patriotism and exemplified excellence in public service.
“He was equally a man who understood that true governance and societal development are non-tribal, non-religious and non-partisan – and this I have always maintained.
“Nigerians will always remember him for good. It has been 13 years he departed this world, but the good legacies he built in the nation live on forever. Rest on Sir!”