Ex-Kaduna Gov Balarabe Musa dies at 84
The first Civilian Governor of old Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, was confirmed Wednesday morning by a leading member of his People's Redemption Party (PRP), Senator Shehu Sani.
A statement obtained by The Rainbow on by Senator Shehu Sani, which was obtained by The Rainbow, reads:
“Alhaji Balarabe Musa, the former Governor of Kaduna State and the leader of the PRP has died.
“Nigeria has lost a patriot, a revolutionary, a nationalist, an honest man and a man of principles and conviction.
“Balarabe Musa lived an accomplished life of Honesty, simplicity and service to humanity.
“He was an exemplar for prudence, dignify and Honour.
“Balarabe Musa was the best Governor that has ever presided over the affairs of Kaduna State. He was one of the few Governors and politicians released after the collapse of the second republic and declared innocent of any wrongdoing.
Balarabe died in active service in the command of his conscience.”
Balarabe was the leader of the People's Redemption Party in the 4th Republic.
He stepped down as the chairman in 2018 due to health issues.
An apostle of Kano politician, Aminu Kano, Musa was elected Governor of Kaduna during the Second Republic.
He held office from October 1979 until he was impeached on 23 June, 1981.
Born 21 August 1936, Musa died in Kaduna at 84.