– Two wives of late president Yar’Adua accused
Nigerians of forgetting the late former president
– They said only family members attended the special
prayers to mark the anniversary of his death
The two wives of the late president Shehu Musa Yar’Adua
Hajiya Turai and Hajiya Hauwa Yar’Adua are unhappy
women, This Day reports.
The women said this is because Nigeria has forgotten the
late former president.
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Their hearts reportedly bleed as six years after beloved
husband died after a protracted ailment, Nigerians seem to
have forgotten him.
Though two women in his life mark the sixth anniversary of
their husband’s death, they wonder if memories of
Yar’Adua and his legacies as a ex-president and governor of
Katsina state have scoured with the passage of time.
Sources close to Hajia Turai disclosed that it was grievous
for her to note that memories of her beloved have washed-
out from the hearts of even his trusted assistants and
political associates while he was head of state. It was even
more sorrowful to note that no newspaper or broadcast
station remembered the milestone in the life of the
There was no paid advertorial in memorial of the former
Nigerian leader who was widely regarded as a gentleman
and honest statesman.
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Only the immediate family members of the late president
who died on May 5, 2010, attended special prayers to mark
the sixth anniversary of his demise in London. The family
source said they were led by Yar’Adua’s widow, Hajiya Turai
and offered special prayers for the rest of the former
Nigerian leader’s soul.
Ex-president left Nigeria for Saudi Arabia to receive
treatment for pericarditis. He returned to Nigeria on May, 2,
2010, where he died on the 5th and was buried on May 6, in
his hometown in Katsina according to Islamic traditions.