By Chuks Nweze
Enugu – Former governor of old Anambra state, Senator Jim Nwobodo has expressed deep grief at the demise of his fellow progressive governor in the second republic, Alhaji Balarabe Musa of Kaduna state, who passed, Wednesday.
He appealed to Governor Nasiru El-Rufai of Kaduna state to take care of Musa’s family knowing full well that he was not a rich man, but one who strived for equity and fair play both in politics and in the society.
Nwobodo said: “I mourn over his death and since the second republic he has been my very close friend and in spite his travails we have remained very close. He was the first Governor to be impeached, even when they had the majority he won the election but because he didn’t have the majority in the house, the NPN impeached him but since then and in spite of all that, he had stood his ground.
“He said what he felt like saying and he has integrity, fair minded, he was liked by the ordinary people and up till last month I was in touch with him. He was one person who believed in the zoning of the Presidency, saying that it should go round. He spoke out his mind fearlessly. His death has pained me.
“I also request for the Governor of Kaduna state, Nasiru El-Rufai, to look after his family. I know that he was not a rich man and his family deserves to be looked after. I wish his family the peace and ability to bear the irreparable loss. May his soul rest in peace.”