TRIBUTE TO AN ILLUSTRIOUS SON OF IBAJI LATE HON. ABAH JOHN Member REPRESENTING IBAJI CONSITUENCY IN THE KOGI STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY.
BY HON. OTINYA ERNEST EGWUJE
Death, according to Abdel-Kader, is seen as a black camel which kneels at the gate of all’. It has been the conclusion of men that Death has no sympathy for any and that is why the fear of death is worse than death itself.
Psychologically, wealth and health tend to proffer solutions to death but in a real sense death caused by accident could not be attributed to either lack of wealth nor health.
To Charles Caleb Cotton, “Death is however the liberation of him whom freedom cannot comfort , the physician of whom medicine cannot cure, the comforter of him whom time cannot console” To a distinct extent, Death is a relieve from unappreciated freedom.
This truly agrees with Felon who opined that ‘there were some who said , man at the point of Death was more free than all others, because death breaks every bond, and over death the United World has no power.
Surprisingly, in the democracy of the death, all men, at least are equal. There is neither rank nor station nor prerogative in the public of the grave.
At this point, wealth and health become more increasingly meaningless due to their inability to transfer beyond the mortal.
Death in its agony needs to be embraced, finding its position as a golden key to eternity.
Interestingly, Hon. John Abah before his time, he was an epitome of love and a true ambassador of his people.
Today Hon. Abah John is no more ,but the world can witness that was a great achiever.
Painfully, the land of Ibaji is seriously affected, a seasoned and thorough bred lawmaker who contributed immensely to the overall development of his constituency and the state as a whole through his various people’s oriented bills and motions will be missed.
Though, we will miss your wealth of experience and contributions to the growth of the legislative arm of the state, but the significant roles you have played in the harmonious relationships that existed between the Executive and the legislative arm of the state, will forever create an indelible mark in the lives of the people of the state.
Finally, it is my prayer that the same grace of impact you carried should be extended to us as we step into the democratic shoes of yours.