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BREAKING: Abia State PDP Governorship Candidate, Prof Ikonne Is Dead

BREAKING: Abia State PDP Governorship Candidate, Prof Ikonne Is Dead
January 25, 2023

This was announced in a statement by his son, Dr Uche Ikonne.

The Abia State Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate, Prof Uche Ikonne, has passed on.

This was announced in a statement by his son, Dr Uche Ikonne, on Wednesday.

The statement read, “I regret to announce the death of my dear father, Prof Eleazar Uchenna Ikonne, who died at the National Hospital Abuja today January 2023 25, 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”

SaharaReporters had on Monday reported that the National Youth Movement 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 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.

In the release signed by Salahudeen Lukman, President, Gbe Benjamin Orduen, National Secretary and Elekwachi Joshua, Coordinator, South East Zone, the PDP youths had said Ikonne who had been under “intensive care abroad and his inability to recuperate in the past 60 days” confirmed talks that he was not a suitable candidate.