Ode To Umaru Musa Yar'Adua

A leader with high sense of transparency and accountability is he.

President Umaru Musa, Yar'Adua (GCFR) Nigerian will forever miss your leadership style.

Dear Umaru Musa Yar'Adua, when you were around we called you all sort of names.

Yes, you were sick, in fact, sick all through your administration. We all cried for your resignation at the height of your sickness. Saying all manner of things against you, your first lady and your supporters (The first set of Cabals).

Asking you to die if you want to die and allow the man with all the Goodluck in this world to lead us.

We forgot that even though you were sick, you were the first Governor to have ever declared his assets publicly and you remained the only President in the history of Nigeria to have ever declare his assets publicly.

We conveniently forgot that even though you were gravely sick you were the first president to ever reduced the price of petrol in Nigeria, (From N75 to N70 and later from N70 to N65) and the economy did not collapse like the present leaders are making us believe. You even reversed the sale of our refineries.

We forgot that you didn't afflict yourself with your sickness and so could do very little even nothing about it. But we still insisted that you just have to go, so that Nigeria can finally have her chance with Goodluck.

We forgot that even though you were terminally ill, you still succeeded in solving the Niger Delta crisis which you didn't cause, anyway. Yet you found a solution. And even crushed d first Boko Haram uprising and caught its leader.

You gave us rule of Law, Ameachi reclaimed his mandate as Rivers governor, Andy Uba lost in court and was removed as Anambra State's Governor . Oni lost in Ekiti and was removed, Agagu lost in Ondo and was removed, Osunbor lost in Edo and was removed even though they are all members of your party (PDP).

Now Nigerians have seen what a healthy president has done with the country.

His Excellency President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua, may your Soul Rest in Perfect Peace.

We will forever remember you and your leadership style our admirable and loving hero.

Why is it that Nigerians don't usually value what they have until they lose it?