Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has reacted to the demise of social commentator, Stanley Nwabia at the age of 43.
Nigeriatunes gathered that he died in the early hours of Sunday following an unsuccessful blood transfusion procedure in Lagos. What couldn’t be ascertained was why the procedure was necessary for a man who appeared agile and socially adept.
Meanwhile, his last tweet was on the 25th of September calling for the release of Omoyele Sowore, the publisher of SaharaReporters.
Although some claimed the social commentator tweeted three days ago, indicating he might have fallen ill beyond recovery after that.
Some of his associates who hailed him as a courageous commentator also tweeted the confirmation of his passage. Some of them also speculated kidney failure as the cause of death.
Nwabia, the great figure
Nwabia is a popular figure amongst supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which he used his Twitter handle (@MrStanleyNwabia) to champion online.
His admiration of the PDP and criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) also earned him tremendous respect amongst the opposition commentators online. He was a regular target for ferocious attacks from pro-government social media users.
Late Stanley Nwabia who was born in Lagos hails from Abia State. He was survived by his wife and four children.
Reacting to his death, Atiku took to his Twitter handle to laud his contribution to the development of the PDP.
“It is a cause for sobering emotions to read about the sudden demise of @MrStanleyNwabia. A patriotic Nigerian and forthright supporter of our great party. God Almighty console his family and may his soul Rest In Peace – AA,” he wrote.
It is a cause for sobering emotions to read about the sudden demise of @MrStanleyNwabia. A patriotic Nigerian and forthright supporter of our great party. God Almighty console his family and may his soul Rest In Peace – AA.https://t.co/Vfq4ilwDft— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) September 29, 2019
From all of us at Nigeriatunes, rest in peace great commentator. Read more stories below.
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