Tinubu mourns elder statesman, Musa Musawa


Tinubu mourns elder statesman, Musa Musawa

Nigerian President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has expressed sorrow over the death of elder statesman, Alhaji Musa Musawa.

In a statement signed by Abdulaziz Abdulaziz from the President-elect’s media office, Asiwaju Tinubu described the late statesman from Katsina as one of the last bastions of freedom fighters who fought for Nigeria’s independence.

“He was a truly progressive and broadminded statesman. As a young man, he joined forces with like-minded comrades in the defunct Northern Elements Progressive Union (NEPU) to fight for Independence and total liberation of our people.

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“In the years since independence, Alhaji Musa Musawa continued to ally with progressive movements in and outside the realm of politics to advance the course of the poor and oppressed in the society.

“He was a progressive politician who paid his dues as a dedicated patriot. Nigeria has lost an illustrious son and we would miss his fatherly counsel at a time we need it the most,” Tinubu said.

The president-elect prayed to Almighty Allah to forgive the shortcomings of the departed elder and offer his family the needed consolation in their moment of grief.

Alhaji Musa Musawa was born on April 1, 1937, he was a broadcaster, diplomat, and astute politician.

Late Musawa died on Tuesday following a protracted illness.

He is survived by several children and other family members including the deputy spokesperson of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, Barrister Hannatu Musawa.


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