The 2019 Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party, Atiku Abubakar, has mourned, Stanley Nwabia, a popular social commentator on the micro-blogging site, Twitter, who passed away earlier today.
Naija News had reported earlier that a report monitored on PREMIUM TIMES quoted family sources to have said that Nwabia died in the early hours of Sunday, September 29, at age 43, following an unsuccessful blood transfusion procedure in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city.
A twitter user, @GentleOjay known by his real name, Ojugo Onyeluka, told PREMIUM TIMES he spoke with Mr. Nwabia’s wife and she confirmed the passing of her husband.
“His wife was sobbing uncontrollably,” Mr. Onyeluka said. “I was also too emotionally broken to ask him why the transfusion had to be done so urgently.”
Some of his associates as well as Nigerians, took to Twitter after the news broke, to hail him as a courageous political commentator and patriot.
Although Naija News cannot confirm the cause of his death some of his associates have speculated a kidney failure as the cause of death.
Nwabia before his death was a staunch supporter of the PDP, which he used his Twitter handle (@MrStanleyNwabia) to champion online.
Like other Nigerians, Atiku took to twitter to praise the late PDP member for his patriotism as well as support for 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,” he tweeted.
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
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