At Fidau prayers, associates extol Balarabe Musa’s legacies
Leaders of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) and associates of the late Balarabe Musa, at the weekend, extolled his virtues and condemned the state of the nation under President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
Scores of sympathisers, particularly the Talakawa, representatives of the Kaduna State Government and other well-wishers converged on the deceased’ family house at Ungwar Rimi for the three-day prayers.
Those who attended the prayer meeting are Interim National Chairman of PRP, Prof. Sule Bello, Issa Aremu, Dr. Emmanuel Bello, Yunusa Salisu Tanko and other party officials.
Addressing journalists, Prof. Bello applauded Musa’s legacies, saying that the current officials would follow his principles and legacies to restore sanity in the country.
The party chairman blamed the President Buhari-led government for the decadence and youth unrest in Nigeria, pointing out that if the government had empowered the youths and improved the social-economic conditions of Nigerians, the future of the nation would have been brighter.
“We decided to convene an emergency meeting after the death of Balarabe Musa, who until his passing on, was Chairman, PRP Board of Trustees (BoT). We have discussed what we need to do to honour him in memory of his service,” he said.
On his part, Aremu, who is a labour leader, said it was time Nigerian leaders imbibe the principles and legacies of the late elder statesman, adding: “Beyond post-humous celebration of Balarabe Musa, the best for us is to continue where he stopped and emulate his incorruptible nature, and also stand for integrity and good principles, otherwise, the whole thing will be hypocrisy.
“We should emulate Musa’s values and continue where he stopped. We should make sure he was not the only man standing after his death.”
He lamented that it was unfortunate that Musa died at a critical period of nation-building,” noting: “This is the time the Nigerian ruling class should re-dedicate themselves to selfless service to the people.”
Former House of Representatives member, Bello, explained that Musa wanted to see Nigeria as a united entity irrespective of religion and ethic differences.
Other dignitaries who attended the three-day prayer are Deputy Governor of Kaduna State, Hadiza Balarabe; former deputy governors, Bawa Magaji, Abba Musa Rimi, Sule Buba and Tom Maiyashi.