President Muhammadu Buhari and former President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, have joined other Nigerians to mourn the demise of a former civilian governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa.
Alhaji Musa, died on Wednesday, at
the age of 84years.
The Elderstatesman, who was a progressive was the leader of the People’s Redemption Party, but stepped down as the chairman in 2018 due to health issues.
A statement released on Wednesday by Garba Shehu, President Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity stated that, Alhaji Musa will be missed as he was the voice of the voiceless.
“President Buhari believes Alhaji Musa reflected the passion and vigour that heralded Nigeria’s independence, which steadily translated into activism for return to democracy at the height of military interregnum and has remained steadfast in the call for good and inclusive governance.
“As the former governor goes home, the President affirms that he left a bold footprint on Nigeria’s democracy, and his role in promoting good governance and development will always be remembered and appreciated by posterity.”
Buhari prayed God to comfort his family and grant the soul of the elderstatesman eternal rest.
In a related development, a former president of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, has condoled with the family of the former Kaduna State governor, over his demise.
Saraki in his message of condolence, described Alhaji Balarabe Musa as a renowned statesman who fought for the return to democracy in Nigeria, saying the former Kaduna State governor will be a great loss to the nation.