President Goodluck Jonathan Kneels Before Late Umaru Yar’adua’s mother
President Goodluck Jonathan paid a stop by at the Late President Umaru Yar’adua’s mother Hajia Aya Dada in Kastina. President Jonathan, who was simply on a two-day state stop by at Katsina, arrived the Yar’Aduas’compound at 9.20 am followed by Gov. Ibrahim Shema.
Jonathan and his entourage was received by Alhaji Mustapha, younger brother of the late president, who led them with their matriarch. Shema introduced the president to Hajia Aya Dada and Jonathan in humility knelt down before her to get a motherly blessing. He also paid homage to late Yar’Adua’s elder brother Alhaji Yusuf Musa Yar’Adua before leaving the compound.
The late Yar’Adua became the first civilian leader in Nigeria to dominate from another after winning a presidential poll in 2007 with Jonathan as his Vice. Yar’Adua, 58, died of a chronic heart problems, pericarditis, an inflammation of the liner around one’s heart, on May 5, 2010, which constitutionally paved way for Jonathan to dominate as president.
Posted on September 9, 2014, in Africa, latest news, Tradition, travel and tagged Alhaji Mustapha, Alhaji Yusuf Musa Yar'Adua, Goodluck Jonathan, Gov. Ibrahim Shema, Hajia Aya Dada, Katsina State, Kneel, Late Umaru Yar'adua, mother, Nigeria, President, presidential poll. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.