“Balarabe Musa Was A Statesman & Principled Progressive Politician” – Tinubu On Late Kaduna State Governor

  • More eulogies and condolences have continued to pour in from distinguished Nigerians and politicians following the death of a former Kaduna state governor, Balarabe Musa
  • News broke of the demise of the astute Northern elder statesman and politician a few hours ago
  • A one time governor of Lagos state and current national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has added his voice among the personalities who have extolled the qualities of the late Kaduna state former governor

Balarabe was elected the number one citizen of Kaduna state in 1979 under the umbrella of Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) but was impeached by the State House of Assembly before he could complete his four-year tenure.

History has it that the late Kaduna governor was the first ever state executive to be impeached in Nigeria.

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A good number of Nigerians will remember Balarabe Musa for his brand of politics and pro-masses lifestyle.

“The first civilian governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa was a statesman and principled progressive politician. He was very uncompromising. He stood unwaveringly by his convictions even at the height of his impeachment by the NPN controlled State Assembly in 1981.

Late Kaduna state governor
Late Kaduna state governor, Balarabe Musa

“He would be sorely missed by the entire country particularly the Talakawas for his consistent struggle and commitment to social and economic change. I commiserate with his immediate and extended family.

I mourn with the people and government of Kaduna State. I mourn with the country for we have all lost a fine progressive. May Almighty Allah grant him Aljanna Fridaus. Amin.” Tinubu writes on his Twitter handle (@AsiwajuTinubu) a few hours ago.

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