*to name party’s national decretariat after him
By; KATO P. LADAN; Kaduna
The Interim National Chairman of the People’s Redemption Party (PRP), Prof. Sule Bello has described late Balarebe Musa as a national hero, a bridge builder, a radical reformer, a progressive politician, a dogged fighter for social justice, a nation-builder and a friend of the Talakawas whose doors always remained open to the downtrodden.
According to Prof. Bello, the home of their national leader was a sanctuary for those trampled by the stampeding cavalry of oppression, and exploitation, on the rampage in the country.
He made it known to journalists during the 40th day prayers of late Dr. Balarebe Musa at his residence in Kaduna.
It would be recalled that, Dr. Abdulkadir Balarebe Musa sad event occurred on Wednesday November 11, 2020 after a brief illness.
He said while they pray for the peaceful repose of the soul of the late PRP National Leader and the Chairman of its Board of Trustees, they have also resolved to name the party’s national secretariat in Abuja after him as a mark of respect for the manner in which he squeezed enough from his meager resources in order to ensure that the party had a permanent secretariat at the nation’s capital.
Prof. Bello added that, “No words could fully describe the character that constituted the personality of the late Alh Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa.
” He was brilliant, brave, audacious, principled, courageous, compassionate, sagacious, honest, kind and generous, almost to a fault.
” A perfect gentleman, Balarabe Musa was the hope of the oppressed and a scourge to the oppressors.
“The loss of this national icon has created a vacuum which will be very difficult to fill. He did not however, die in vain as the party he had nurtured and left behind, the PRP, is poised to continue with the good legacies.
“This is not the only justification for mourning his death; it is indeed also the reason for celebrating his life and memory.
“He spent the greater part of his life in nurturing the party to its present state. Having been elected as governor of old Kaduna State under the party’s flag, he had since then kept the PRP flag flying to the present day.
“He remained resolutely committed to the ideals, and programmes, upon which the party stands and which clearly distinguishes it from the rest. The PRP has been a progressive political platform for patriots, right from its birth to the present, as clearly indicated in its visions, constitution, programmes and related commitments.
“The PRP will continue on this path. We are presently continuing with preparations to realign and reposition the party, from the wards to the national level, for the greater tasks ahead. With the changes which recently affected the national leadership of the party, under the leadership of late Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa, which brought the present interim national leadership”.
He went further to say that they cannot close the address without mentioning the stand of their great party on the existing state of the country.
“We join many other Nigerians in calling on the government to stand up and bring down the increasing state of insecurity facing most parts of the country. Our people deserve better than the wanton terrorism, and rule of fear, to which they are currently subjected due to the failure of government to deliver on its most important campaign promise, as well as its primary obligation under our national constitution, i.e. the security of life, property and the wellbeing of ordinary Nigerians.
“We also raise our voices against the destructive, as well as rising, levels of corruption in the country. The so-called fight against corruption must not only be led by example, it must also be seen to bite rather than merely and infrequentally, bark.
“Similarly PRP draws the attention of government at all levels, to the basic fact that the only effective way to reduce poverty and expand employment opportunities in Nigeria is through the diversification and industrialization of the national economy in order to promote productivity in all sectors,” he stated.
Speaking on behalf of the family, Dr. Ibrahim Balarebe Musa, one of the son’s of Balarebe Musa, said their father was a man of integrity and a man of the masses as he will be missed by all.
According to him, he made a promise to them that he will fight for the masses with his last breath which he kept to untill his death.