A former governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, is dead. He was 84.
Musa’s death was announced by his political associate and former senator, Shehu Sani.
Alhaji Balarabe Musa has died. May Allah forgive his souls and grant him Aljanna Firdaus. Amin,” Senator Sani wrote on Twitter.
Balarabe Musa was elected governor of Kaduna State in 1979 but was later controversially impeached and removed from office by NPN controlled House of Assembly.
He is considered a progressive and worked with people of like minds to mobilise against the military junta of late Sani Abacha.
His impeachment was largely because he refused to compromise his principles.