Mr Shehu Musa Yar'Adua
Former Vice-President and brother of Umaru Musa Yar'Adua
Date of Birth: 05/03/1943
Education: Katsina Provincial Secondary School; Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, United Kingdom.
Career: Nigerian Army; Federal Commissioner of Transport, 1976; Vice-President, 1976-79; imprisoned by Sani Abacha’s Government, 1995.
Commentary: Older brother to Former President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua (2007-10), Shehu Yar'Adua Olusegun Obasanjo's deputy during the 1976-79 military regime. The lifelong friendship between the two men contributed to Obasanjo backing Umaru Yar'Adua as the People's Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate. Shehu Yar'Adua died behind bars after being sentenced to life in prison by Abacha, after he called for a return to civilian rule.