- A giant Iroko tree has fallen in Nigeria
- Alhaji Balarabe Musa, an elder statesman who speaks truth to power always, is dead
- The late Alhaji Musa was known for his very strong views on politics and public policy
Alhaji Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa, a former governor of Kaduna state, has been declared dead.
His death was announced by Shehu Sani, a former senator representing Kaduna Central in the Nigerian Senate.
Until his death, Alhaji Musa was the chairman, board of trustees of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP).
Late Alhaji Musa was elected governor of Kaduna state in 1979 on the platform of the People's Redemption Party (PRP), a party founded by Mallam Aminu Kano.
As governor, he was stalemated by the Kaduna state house of assembly, which was dominated by opposition party members.
He was unable to form a cabinet since he refused to nominate opposition members and the House refused to ratify his candidates.
Eventually, the House impeached him in June 1981, making him the first Nigerian state governor ever to be impeached.
Known to speak truth to power, the Late Musa has been contributing to political discourse since he left office and has been seen as a moral voice in Nigeria's politics.
Last year, in an exclusive interview with Legit.ng, Late Alhaji Musa said if Nigeria must keep its unity intact, then a person from the southeast, an equivalent of Late Nnamdi Azikiwe, should take over from President Muhammadu Buhari.
The respected politician said nothing should stop the southeast from producing President Buhari's successor in 2023 for the sake of equality and unity.
He also stated that Nigeria remains low compared to other countries which it started to progress with, in the 60s.
He further noted that Nigeria does not need the current 36 states of the federation as they are conduits for corruption.
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