Abia state governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Professor Uche Ikonne is reportedly dead. The death of the former Vice Chancellor of Abia State University was announced on Wednesday in a statement by his son, Dr. Chikezie Uche-Ikonne.
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 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.
“Further details and arrangements would be made known to the public after deliberations and meetings are made within the family.”