He was a lawmaker in the 8th assembly, where he was serving as a second term.
Confirming his death, Matthew Kolawole, speaker of the state house of assembly, described Abah’s death as “shocking”.
In a statement by Demi Olugbemi, his chief press secretary, Kolawole sympathised with the family of the deceased and the people of Ibaji constituency, noting that the deceased would be greatly missed.
“It is very sad and painful to lose a breadwinner of a family. His demise has created a great vacuum that will be hard to fill,” he said.
He urged the family to “take solace in the words of God which say everything under the sun has time, a time to be born, and time to die”.
John Abah was said to have died early hours of Wednesday.
He was not known to have suffered any ailment prior to his death.
Governor Yahaya Bello has expressed sadness over the death of the lawmaker.
Bello in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Muhammed, described the late John Abah as a loyal and dedicated stalwart of the All Progressives Congress in the state whose contributions to the stability and growth of the party remain overwhelming.
He said the deceased 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 death of John Abah comes just a few days after Abdulateef Suleiman, the Personal Assistant, to the governor of the State, was confirmed dead.
His was disclosed in a statement signed by Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Onogwu Muhammed on Wednesday.
The statement read in part; “We regret to announce the passage of the Personal Assistant to the Governor of Kogi State, Abdulateef Suleiman.”
According to report, the deceased Kogi governor’s personal assistant had been on admission at a private Hospital in Abuja for the treatment of Septic Shock but died of Cardiac Arrest at the age of 41.
He was buried according to Islamic Funeral Rites on June 17, 2020.