Uche Mpamah, a former Abia State Commissioner for Sports, has died.

According to the Daily Times, Mpamah died on Saturday, September 4, of an unexplained disease.

Hon Sam Onuigbo, a member of the Abia state House of Representatives representing the Ikuwano/Umuahia federal constituency, confirmed his death in a statement, expressing grief over the demise of former Commissioner of Sports Chief Uche Mpamah.

Late Uche Mpamah’s death, according to the federal legislator, was a tremendous loss to the people of the state.

“I learned with deep grief this morning the news of the death of my brother, Hon Chief Uche Francis Mpamah,” he said in his condolence letter (Ohamadike).

“There are no words to express my spirit’s grief at this tremendous loss to not just his immediate family, but to the whole Obuohia Obi-Ibere, Ibere Clan, Ikwuano, and indeed Abia State.

“This loss has crushed my family and myself to our core, but we must surrender to God’s greater will.”

Former Governor Theodore Orji, who is now a Senator representing Abia’s central senatorial district in the National Assembly, appointed the deceased as Commissioner.

Mpamma was a grassroots and consummate politician who ran in 2018 for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) House of Representatives ticket in Abia state’s Ikwuano/Umuahia federal district seat.

He was also a former Senior Special Adviser to Abia State Governor Dr. Okezie Victor Ikpeazu and a former Chairman of the Board of Broadcasting Corporation of Abia State.