In life he was a force to reckon with. In death his legacy remains compelling to those who hold power and those who seek power.

Shehu Musa Yar'Adua was a gifted politician. Known as a bridge builder, he recognised the futility of disunity based on ethnicity, regionalism, or religion and understood that a united Nigeria with a common sense of purpose was a prerequisite for the country's growth and development.

Set against the backdrop of Nigerian history, this book tells the story of Yar'Adua's life and vision for the nation. Following on his training at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, Yar'Adua's career as a soldier in the civil war, and his determined efforts as number two in the first military government to voluntarily hand over power to a civilian administration, inspired his vision for the necessity of grass-roots, participatory democracy as a means to ensure stability and social harmony in Africa's most populous nation.

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