President Umaru Musa Yar'adua; Three years since you left us

He left in the most controversial manner. A controversy that threatened the soul of the country and left us with so much uncertainties. The ugly power tussle for your successor overshadowed the death of a great man and a great leader.

I almost forgot that may 5th was the memorial of your glorious passing. i remembered in the dying minutes of the day and i had to hurriedly write this for the one leader i believed would have taken us to the promised land.

The 2007 elections that brought you into power was far from free and fair. A fact that even you acknowledged and you set out to correct with the electoral reforms.

You believe so much in the rule of law. A quality that fetched you so many admirers including myself.  The effective implementation of the Anambra state judgement in favor of governor peter obi was legendary.

Yours is the only administration that reduced the pump price of PMS since the inception of this country called Nigeria. Its so unfortunate that your successors took quite a different path.

You weren't the best shape health-wise, but you handled the huge task of leading this country of 160 million people relatively well much more better than some healthy people.

it's been 3 years since you left us, your Excellency. Keep resting in the bosom of the lord. We will not forget you in a hurry.