January 25, (THEWILL) – The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the March 11 governorship election in Abia State, Prof. Uchenna Ikonne, is dead.
THEWILL reports that Prof Ikonne died on Wednesday, at the National Hospital, Abuja.
He had earlier received treatment at a United Kingdom hospital.
His death 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
“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.”