Umaru Musa Yar'Adua

Umaru Musa Yar'Adua (16 August 1951[1]  5 May 2010) was a Nigerian politician who was the President of Nigeria from 2007 to 2010. He was declared the winner of the Nigerian presidential election held on 21 April 2007, and was sworn in on 29 May 2007.


Umaru Musa Yar'Adua
13th President of Nigeria
In office
29 May 2007  5 May 2010
Vice PresidentGoodluck Jonathan
Preceded byOlusegun Obasanjo
Succeeded byGoodluck Jonathan
Governor of Katsina
In office
29 May 1999  29 May 2007
Preceded byJoseph Akaagerger (Military)
Succeeded byIbrahim Shema
Personal details
Born(1951-08-16)16 August 1951
Katsina, Northern Region, British Nigeria
(now Katsina, Nigeria)
Died5 May 2010(2010-05-05) (aged 58)
Aso Villa, Abuja, Nigeria
Political partyPeoples Democratic Party
(1998–2010)
Other political
affiliations
Peoples Redemption Party
(1979–1983)
Peoples Front of Nigeria
(1988–1989)
Social Democratic Party
(1989–1998)
Spouse(s)Turai Yar'Adua (1975–2010)
Hauwa Radda (1992–1997)
RelationsMusa Yar'Adua (father)
Shehu Musa Yar'Adua (brother)
Children9
Alma materBarewa College
Ahmadu Bello University

He previously served as the governor of Katsina from 1999 to 2007; and was a member of the People's Democratic Party (PDP). In 2009, Yar'Adua left for Saudi Arabia to receive treatment for pericarditis. He returned to Nigeria on 24 February 2010, where he died on 5 May.[2]