With barely 30 days to the general elections starting on February 25, the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in Abia state Prof Uche Ikonne, is dead.
Prof’s Ikonne’s death was announced on Wednesday in a statement issued by his son, Dr Chikezie Uche-Ikonne.
“I regret to announce the death of my dear father, Prof Eleazar Uchenna Ikonne, who died at the National Hospital Abuja today January 25, 2023 by 4 am 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 from 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,” the statement read.