- Balarabe's son Sagir, has explained how the family felt when his father was impeached in 1981
- The former governor of Kaduna state died on Wednesday, November 11
- Sagir said his father lived an exemplary life worthy of emulation
The late former governor of Kaduna state, Balarabe Musa's son, Sagir, has reacted to the death of his father.
The Nation reports that Sagir said their family never felt bad when his father was impeached in 1981 as a governor because they were not living a luxurious life.
Legit.ng gathered that he said aside from his reluctance to move the family to Government House, he never fed his family from government purse but his personal earnings.
Musa, who was governor of the old Kaduna for 20 months between October 1979 and June 1981, died on Wednesday in Kaduna at 84 after battling with a heart-related condition.
Speaking with The Nation, Sagir said the impeachment of his father in June 1981 by the NPN- dominated Kaduna Assembly instead of breaking him, made him popular and stronger.
“I felt bad naturally about the impeachment but I didn’t take it to heart because I know his battles, the battles he has been fighting from civil service to cooperative bank to DIC. I think being the state governor would be different but I knew it would be tough because of what he wanted to achieve and his passion for the weak, the poor and the downtrodden.
“In a way, people would think his impeachment was a failure but it was a success because people were asking how was he able to defend what he stands for. It made him more popular, more committed to continue to fight for the masses, instead of weakening him, it made him stronger."
He added that he didn’t even want to move from our house but they said the house is accessible by two roads and is porous.
Speaking on life as a son of a principled disciplinarian, Sagir said his late father never beat him but always talked to make them see reasons.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in a statement issued by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan in Abuja on Wednesday, November 11, described Musa’s death as a huge national loss.
It was reported that while expressing sadness over his demise, Ologbondiyan noted that the former civilian governor was a forthright leader and an embodiment of ideals.
He Musa spent the better part of his life championing equity, fairness, and rule of law in every sector.
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