The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Abia State, Prof Eleazar Uchenna Ikonne, is dead.

According to a statement by Uche Ikonne Chikezie, son of the former Vice Chancellor, Abia State University, Uturu, .died at the National Hospital Abuja on 25th January, 2023 after a brief illness.

The statement reads:

“I regret to announce the death of my dear father, Prof Eleazar Uchenna Ikonne, who died at the National Hospital Abuja today, 25th January 2023 by 4am after a brief illness.

“He was recovering after taking proper treatment in the United Kingdom but relapsed a few days ago leading to multiple cardiac arrests for which he didn’t recover from.

“Further details and arrangements would be made known to the public after deliberations and meetings are made within the family.


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