• Fri. Apr 19th, 2024

BREAKING NEWS: Balarabe Musa is Dead

former Governor of Kaduna State, Balarabe Musa

Former Kaduna State Governor in the second republic, Balarabe Musa is dead.

Balarabe, who was the first impeached governor in the history of Nigeria, was 84 years old.

One of the daughters of the former governor, Zulai Balarabe Musa, confirmed the death of the former governor.

Zulai Balarabe Musa said her father died in the early hours of Wednesday.

Funeral prayer for the remains of the late former governor is scheduled to take place at Sultan Bello Mosque by 3:50pm today, according to Islamic rites.

Earlier, former Kaduna-Central Senator who is also his political associate at Peoples Redemption Party-PRP, Shehu Sani, had announced the death on his Twitter handle.

Musa, who was a left-wing politician, held office from October 1979 until he was impeached on 23 June, 1981.

He was Born on 21 August 1936 in Kaya, Kaduna State, before his death, he was member of People Redemption Party-PRP and leader of the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP), a coalition of opposition parties during the Fourth Republic.