A member of the Kogi State House of Assembly, representing Ibaji State Constituency, Hon. John Abbah is dead.
Abbah died on Wednesday in an Abuja hospital after a protracted illness. He was a second-term member of the state House of Assembly.
During his first term, he was a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and later joined the All Progressive Congress (APC) under which he contested for the second term as a member of the house.
Meanwhile, Governor Yahaya Bello has expressed sadness over the death of Hon. John Abbah who represented Ibaji Constituency at the state assembly.
Bello in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Muhammed in Lokoja on Wednesday described the late Abbah as a loyal and dedicated stalwart of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state whose contributions to the stability and growth of the party remain overwhelming.
He said the late Abbah was a seasoned and thoroughbred lawmaker who contributed immensely to the overall development of his constituency and the state as a whole through his various people-oriented bills and motions.
The governor mentioned that Abbah played a significant role in the harmonious relationships that have existed between the executive and the legislative arm of the state.
He said the state would miss his wealth of experience and contributions to the growth of the legislative arm of the state.
Bello condoles the immediate family of the late lawmaker, Kogi Assembly Speaker, members of the state assembly and the people of Ibaji Constituency over the loss.
He prayed God to grant the soul of the deceased eternal rest and fortitude for his family to bear the irreparable loss.
Governor Bello also extended his condolence message to the deputy majority leader, Kogi State House of Assembly, Hon Abdullahi Balogun over the death of his father, Alhaji Hassan Balogun.
The governor described late Hassan Balogun as a man of wisdom whose wealth of experience and truthful advice will be greatly missed.
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