Former Governor of old Kaduna State, Balarabe Musa Wednesday morning died of Cardiac arrest (heart Attack) at 84.
A son of the deceased, Kassim Balarabe Musa, confirmed the development in a short statement.
He said, “I will like to inform you of the passing away of my father, Alhaji Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa. He died this morning about 30 minutes ago.”
Balarabe Musa who was a solid disciple of the late politic sage, Aminu Kano and his politics that leaned towards the Talakawas (the poor masses) was impeached as Governor of Old Kaduna State.
Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa born 21 August 1936 (age 84 years) was a left-wing Nigerian politician who was elected Governor of Kaduna State, Nigeria during the Nigerian Second Republic, holding office from October 1979 until he was impeached on 23 June 1981.
A former lawmaker from Kaduna Senator Shehu Sani also announced Musa’s death via his verified Twitter page.
He said, “Alhaji Balarabe Musa has died. May Allah forgive his soul and grant him Aljanna firdausi. Amin.”
Balarabe, who was a progressive, was the leader of the People’s Redemption Party in the 4th Republic but stepped down as the chairman in 2018 due to health issues.
His house has become a Mecca as politicians of all shades are already in his house.
He will be buried later on Wednesday according to Muslim rites.