The community of Olago Okonobo Ward in Okpokwu Local Government Area is preparing to receive the All Progressives Congress (APC) Benue State Chairman, Comrade Austin Agada, to join in bidding farewell to Mrs Margaret Abah, the late mother of Hon. Adah Anthony Adah, a prominent youth politician and political party leader. Mrs. Abah, affectionately known as “Magajia,” passed away on August 1st, 2023, after a prolonged illness.
Hon. Adah shared in an exclusive statement to AkweyaTV that his mother was a beloved figure known for her joyful spirit and her ability to leave a lasting impression on everyone she met. “A jolly good mother,” he described her, “everyone who came in contact with her always had a good time and something to remember.”
Mrs. Margaret Abah’s life journey began in Olago, where she was born to the Okoh Agabo family. She pursued her primary education in her hometown before relocating to Sokoto State, where she settled for many years. There, she honed her skills at a tailoring academy, becoming adept at designing and crafting clothes. Her life took a turn when she married MWO Anthony Abah, adopting the moniker “Magajia” after her marriage.
Having lived a devout Christian life, Mrs Abah’s passing leaves behind a legacy of warmth and kindness. The proceedings leading to her burial have been announced, with her body scheduled to leave the Benue State University Teaching Hospital on September 7th at 10:00 AM. The journey will take her to Olago Okonobo Ward in Okpokwu, where an all-night wake will be held before the funeral services commence.
A notable delegation of influential members from the All Progressives Congress (APC), led by Benue State Chairman, Comrade Austin Agada and other elder statesmen, is expected to attend the funeral. The event will include a requiem mass and is set to take place on September 8th, 2023. Mrs. Margaret Abah is survived by seven children and eleven grandchildren, leaving behind cherished memories that will continue to resonate within the community.
Hon. Adah Anthony Adah, a prolific writer and poet is a trained community health worker, a movie producer/director. Adah was a music icon in his younger days which led to him becoming the first democratically elected chairman of the Performing Musicians Employers Association of Nigeria Benue State Chapter (PMAN).
Tony Trigger, as he was referred to in the 90s, ventured into politics in 1999 and was later elected as Councillor representing Okonobo Ward. He was the majority leader and was also elected as Chairman of the National Councillor’s Forum Benue State Chapter, Zone C. Hon. Adah Anthony Adah was a Senior Special Assistant to the Governor in the immediate past government of Benue State. He is vested with the title of the Grand Commander of Idoma Youths by the National Association of Idoma Students.