- Former president, Olusegun Obasanjo is currently mourning the death of Alhaji Balarabe Musa
- Obasanjo in a statement on Wednesday, noted that the deceased had an unwavering belief in a greater Nigeria
- The former president also revealed what the late elder statesman will be remembered for
Condolence messages continue to pour in from across the nation following the death of one of Nigeria's well-known elder statesman.
Former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Wednesday, November 11, reacted to the death of Alhaji Balarabe Musa, a former governor of Kaduna state.
Obasanjo in a statement made available to Legit.ng said he received the news of the elder statesman with deep shock.
The former Nigerian leader in a statement signed by his special assistant on media, Kehinde Akinyemi, Obasanjo said the late former governor had unwavering belief in a greater Nigeria.
While describing the deceased as a patriot, Obasanjo noted that the deceased gave the best of his remarkable talent and ability in pursuit of the country to be greater.
He recalled the achievements of the late elder statesman, adding that Alhaji Musa will be remembered for his invaluable contribution to Nigeria's political evolution.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the former governor of Kaduna state was declared dead on Wednesday, November 11.
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).
Also, President Muhammdu Buhari has 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."
In a related development, the cause of death of late Alhaji Musa has been revealed.
According to the former governor's fourth son, AbdulKasim, Balarabe died in his sleep after battling with 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 medical checkup, with little impact.
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