Lawyer and Right Activist, Abdul Mahmud has an emotional tribute to Stanley Nwabia, a popular social commentator passed after an unsuccessful blood transfusion in the early hours of Sunday.
Mahmud tribute to Nwabia was published in a series of tweets on his official twitter handle.
According to him, I never met Stanley but we were connected in these streets by the common love of and for country.
He said, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players; they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts – Shakespeare”
There’s no time that the eternal words of Shakespeare make more meaning than now. Those words provide a profound meaning for life as it is for death. Life is transition and the world lends itself as the site/stage of transition:
We take our entrances and our exits as mere actors on life’s stage, then we are gone. Gone, forever. While memories abide and legacies live on forever.
How does one begin to process the news of, and even the death of Stanley Nwawbia? A patriot who lived his life on these streets; who in many ways showed his love for his country and its people in the things he tweeted and those he engaged
I never met Stanley but we were connected in these streets by the common love of and for country, by the belief that our tomorrow shall be better than our yesterday and by the commitment to a higher cause: never to surrender our country to shenanigans
I had robust private exchanges with Stanley on these streets- the last was in May: “Unku, don’t bother about those handles- they’re bots”, he expressed in a matter of factly as he closed our last private engagement. Our last open exchange was last week.
The loss of one patriot diminishes our humanity, I am diminished by the death of @Mrstanleynwawbia. Truly diminished, as one voice of sense in a nation of senselessness has gone forever. After life’s fitful fever, you sleep well.
May God grant his immediate family, friends, associates and those on these streets who knew him the fortitude to bear the loss. He will be sorely missed.