- The PDP has sympathised with the family of late Balarabe Musa who passed away on Wednesday, November 11
- The party in a statement issued by its national publicity secretary, described the elder statesman’s death as a huge national loss
- The former governor of Kaduna state was reported to have died at the age of 84
The death of Alhaji Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa, a former governor of Kaduna state, has generated reactions from Nigerians.
The elder statesman was declared dead on Wednesday, November 11, at the age of 84. Shehu Sani, a former senator representing Kaduna Central in the Nigerian Senate confirmed Musa's passing in a tweet.
However, as soon as news of his death emerged, Nigerians across the country paid tribute to the politician on social media including the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The opposition party in a statement issued by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan in Abuja described Musa’s death as a huge national loss.
While expressing sadness over his demise, Ologbondiyan noted that the former civilian governor was a forthright leader and an embodiment of ideals.
According to him, Musa spent the better part of his life championing equity, fairness, and rule of law in every sector.
The PDP spokesman sympathised with the family of Musa and prayed for the politician's soul to rest in peace.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the cause of death of the former Kaduna state governor was revealed. According to the former governor's fourth son, AbdulKasim, Balarabe died in his sleep after battling a heart attack.
AbdulKasim disclosed that his father has struggled with heart issues. He went on to state that a former governor of Kaduna, Ramalan Yero, flew him abroad for a medical checkup, with little impact.
Similarly, President Muhammdu Buhari expressed sadness over the death of Alhaji Musa.
In a condolence message to the people of Kaduna state through his senior media aide Garba Shehu, President Buhari described the former governor as a "voice for the voiceless who remained steadfast in the call for good and inclusive governance."
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