It was a long time ago some say, but it’s still so fresh in the mind of some as it was relayed as a story. A tip of the story of a great warrior, Napoleon Bonaparte who was a military general who became the first emperor of France. He fought for military expansion, won some battles and lost some.
Bonaparte who was born on August 15, 1769 in Ajaccio, Corsica, France, fought to a capacity of gaining international recognition, but when he was defeated at Waterloo Belgium on June 18, 1815 things were not the same for him. He relocated to the island of St.Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean where he died after brief illness.
The military man wrote before his demise “I wish my ashes to rest on the banks of the Seine, in the midst of that french people which I have loved so much. I die before my time, killed by the English oligarchy and its hired assassins” This simply implies that no man can fight what will kill him.
General Sani Abacha would have fought the lady that made him to meet his waterloo by rejecting those apples, and Dora Akunyili was so close to wellness source as a director of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC), she died of cancer which she could not fight with her wells of knowledge in the health sector.
So many heroes have fallen, Femi Anikulapo fell, Obafemi Awolowo fell, Nelson Mandela fell, but they all died empty. The time must have been fast gone, but the legacies they left behind still live.
The legacy of a tyrant lives, as well as a freedom fighter’s. The legacy of a music legend lives, as well as that of a lover of the lowly. We can not fight death, but we can die empty and what we are giving to the world as legacy should speak better things than evil as the blood of Jesus speaks better things than the blood of Abel in the Holy Bible.