Abia State PDP Governorship Candidate Is Dead


The governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia State, Prof. Eleazar Uchenna Ikonne is dead.

A statement issued by his son, Dr. Uche-Ikonne Ekezie, said he died on Wednesday at the National Hospital, Abuja after a brief illness.

“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,” Dr Uche-Ikonne Chikezie said.

“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.”

Chikezie said further details and burial arrangements would be made known to the public after family deliberations and meetings.

Late Prof Uchenna Ikonne

The National Youth Movement had warned the National Leadership of the party to reconsider the “failing health” of Prof Uchenna Ikonne and find a replacement for him.

The PDP youths movement, according to a release on Tuesday had also noted that Ikonne displayed his frail health status at the Abia State PDP Campaign Kick-off at Umuahia on November 24 from where he was taken for treatment and had since not returned.

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