Buhari mourns, says Balarabe Musa left a bold footprint on Nigeria’s democracy

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President Muhammadu Buhari has mourned former governor of old Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, who died at 84, describing him as a voice for the voiceless who left a bold footprint on Nigeria’s democracy.

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in a statement, said Buhari joined the government and people of Kaduna State to mourn the late former governor.

He said, he would be sorely missed by all Nigerians who have diligently followed his antecedents as a voice for the voiceless.

The statement said Buhari believed that Musa reflected the passion and vigour that heralded Nigeria’s independence, which he said steadily translated into activism for a return to democracy at the height of military interregnum.

Buhari said the deceased remained steadfast in the call for good and inclusive governance, and noted that he left a bold footprint on Nigeria’s democracy.

He prayed the Almighty God to grant his soul eternal rest, and comfort his family, friends and associates.

Musa was born on 21 August 1936.  His death was confirmed by former Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial district, Shehu Sani on Wednesday morning.

He wrote, “Alhaji Balarabe Musa has died. May Allah forgive his souls and grant him Aljanna firdausi. Amin.

“Balarabe Musa; Inna lillahi wainna Illayhir rajiun. May Allah grant him Aljanna Firdausi. Amin.”

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