President-elect Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has expressed his condolences following the death of elder statesman Musa Musawa.
The deceased, who was born on April 1, 1937, was a broadcaster, diplomat, and astute politician. He passed away on Tuesday after a long illness.
Mr Musawa is survived by a number of children and other family members, including Hannatu Musawa, the deputy spokesperson for the APC Presidential Campaign Council.
In a statement Tuesday evening by the president-elect’s spokesman Abdulaziz Abdulaziz, Mr 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.
“In the years since independence Alhaji Musa Musawa continued to ally with progressive movements in and outside the realm of politics to advance the cause 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 Almighty Allah to forgive the shortcomings of the departed elder and offer his family the needed consolation at their moment of grief.