Senate President mourns former Kaduna State Governor Balarabe Musa
The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has condoled with the family of former Kaduna State Governor, Alhaji Balarabe Musa over his death.
Lawan also commiserated with the government and people of the state over the incident.
The Senate President described Alhaji Balarabe Muss as a principled political leader who throughout his life consistently championed the cause of the masses.
Lawan said the former governor shunned material benefits and remained constant on the path of his convictions all through his long and illustrious political career.
The Senate President said Alhaji Balarabe Musa’s life personified the struggle for the underdogs, adding that his legacy is indelible and will always be cherished.
The Senate President prayed for the sweet repose of his gentle soul in Aljannah.
▪︎By Ola Awoniyi, Special Adviser(Media) to President of the Senate
Northern Governors Forum mourn
Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Bako Lalong says the Forum is saddened by the death of a former civilian Governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa.
Governor Lalong in a statement said the passing of the elderstatesman is a great loss to his immediate family, the Government and people of Kaduna State and Nigeria at large as he will be greatly missed.
Lalong said “Former Governor Balarabe Musa is without doubt a political giant in the history of Nigeria as he demonstrated patriotism, passion and selflessness in his engagements. He was a principled man who stood for his convictions even when many did not agree with him. He demonstrated that governance is truly about service and lived a very simlle life”.
He said the late Alhaji Musa spoke out against oppression, injustice, corruption and crime with such passion that clearly motivated many younger persons to fight for the cause of democracy and also seek public office as a platform for service.
He said his legacies will continue to endure as he was an exemplary and mentored many who have impacted the nation.
Governor Lalong prays that almighty God will grant his soul eternal rest, and comfort his family, friends and associates.
▪︎By Dr. Makut Simon Macham, Director of Press & Public Affairs to the Governor of Plateau State & Chairman, Northern Governors Forum.
Niger Governor and North Central Governors Forum head, Abubakar Sani Bello, mourns
Niger State Governor and Chairman North Central Governors Forum NCGF Abubakar Sani Bello has commiserated with the Government and people of Kaduna State over the demise of a former Governor of Kaduna State, Balarabe Musa.
In a condolence message signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mary Noel-Berje, the Governor said the deceased was a politician with passion who represented different things to different individuals.
Governor Sani Bello who said his contribution to Democracy in the Country will not be forgotten in a hurry, prayed Allah to forgive him all his short comings and accept him into Aljanna Firdausi.
He also prayed that Allah will grant the immediate family members, friends and close associates as well as the Kaduna State Government the fortitude to bear the loss.
Late Balarabe Musa was the first civilian Governor of Kaduna State in the Second Republic before he was impeached on the 23rd of June, 1981.
He was the leader of the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP), a coalition of opposition parties, in the Fourth Republic.
Until his death, he was the chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) and was over 80 years of age.
▪︎By Mary Noel-Berje, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Niger State.
Asiwaju Mourns Balarabe Musa’s Passing, Calls Him Principled Progressive Politician
All Progressives Congress National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has mourned the death of the former civilian governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, describing him a principled and committed progressive politician.
In a condolence message issued on Wednesday by his Media Office and signed by Mr. Tunde Rahman, Asiwaju Tinubu said the former Chairman of the People’s Redemption Party would be sorely missed by the entire country, particularly by the Talakawas who he fought for all his life.
Tinubu said: “The passing on Wednesday of the first civilian governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, is saddening. His demise is a blow to the progressives and all those committed to the socio-political development of the country.
“Alhaji Musa was a statesman and a principled and committed progressive politician. He was very uncompromising. He stood unwaveringly by his convictions. Even at the height of the impeachment moves against him by the NPN-controlled Kaduna State House of Assembly in 1981, Alhaji Musa remained steadfast and refused to compromise his principles.
“A frontline leader of the People’s Redemption Party in the Second Republic, such was his commitment to the ideals of the party that he reorganized and restarted the same party to participate in the ongoing dispensation.
“He provided leadership for the political class. As the Chairman, Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP), Alhaji Musa led the parties to demand positive change in the political space. Although he lived to an advanced age of 84, he would be sorely missed by the political class, indeed by the entire country for his consistent struggle and commitment to social and economic change. In particular, the Talakawas who he struggled for all his life would miss him.
“I commiserate with his immediate and extended family. I mourn with the people and government of Kaduna State for the loss of their illustrious son and eminent politician. I mourn with the country for we have all lost a fine progressive. May Almighty Allah forgive his shortcomings, reward his good deeds on earth and grant him Aljanna Fridaus. Amin.”
▪︎ By Tinubu Media Office,