Balarabe Musa, Former Governor of Kaduna State Is Dead
Musa’s daughter confirmed to TheCable that he died on Wednesday morning.
According to her, he will be buried later in the afternoon.
Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa was born on 21 August 1936, died at the age of 84 years. He was a left-wing Nigerian politician who was elected Governor of Kaduna State during the Nigerian Second Republic, holding office from October 1979 until he was impeached on 23 June 1981.
As Governor he was stalemated by the Kaduna state house of assembly, which was dominated by NPN members. He was unable to form a cabinet since he refused to nominate NPN members and the House refused to ratify his candidates. Eventually the House impeached him in June 1981, making him the first Nigerian state governor ever to be impeached.
During the Nigerian Fourth Republic he was leader of the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP), a coalition of opposition parties.