A former Commissioner for Sports in Abia State, Uche Mpamah, has been reported dead.
Mpamah was said to have died of an undisclosed illness on Saturday.
The deceased served as Commissioner under the administration of former Governor Theodore Orji now the Senator, representing Abia central senatorial district in the National Assembly.
He hailed from Obuohia Obi-Ibere, Ibere clan in Ikwuano Local government area in Abia central zone of the state.
Until his death, Mpamma was a grassroots and consummate politician, and contested for the House of Representatives ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party during its 2018 primaries for the Ikwuano/Umuahia federal constituency seat of Abia state.
He was also a one-time elected Chairman of Ikwuano Local Government Area, Chairman, Board of Broadcasting Corporation of Abia State and a former Senior Special Adviser to the Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Victor Ikpeazu.
Reacting to his demise, the lawmaker representing Ikuwano/Umuahia federal constituency of Abia state, Hon Sam Onuigbo, says it is a colossal loss to the people of the state.
Onuigbo revealed this in a condolence message issued on Sunday, “I received with immense sadness this morning the news of the death of my brother, Hon Chief Uche Francis Mpamah (Ohamadike).
“There are no words that can best convey the devastation I feel in my soul at this huge loss to not only his immediate family, but to the entire people of Obuohia Obi-Ibere, Ibere Clan, Ikwuano, and indeed Abia State.
“I and my family are devastated about this loss, but we must bow to the superior will of God”.