A former governor of Kaduna State, Balarabe Musa, is dead.

Balarabe Musa was elected governor of Kaduna State in 1979 but was later controversially impeached and removed from office.

Mr Musa’s death was announced by his political associate and former senator, Shehu Sani.

“Alhaji Balarabe Musa has died.May Allah forgive his souls and grant him Aljanna firdausi.Amin,” Mr Sani wrote on Twitter.

Balarabe Musa, 84, was elected governor of Kaduna State in 1979 but was later controversially impeached and removed from office.

Born August 21, 1936, Mr Musa was the first civilian governor of Kaduna State in Nigeria’s Second Republic before he was impeached on June 23, 1981.

He is considered a progressive and worked with people of like minds to mobilize against the military junta of late Sani Abacha.

He was the leader of the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP), a coalition of opposition parties, in the Fourth Republic.

Before his death, he was the chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP).

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