The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate for the Abia State governorship election on March 11 named Prof. Uchenna Ikonne passed away.
He passed away on Wednesday at the National Hospital in Abuja, according to DAILY POST.
His son Chikezie confirmed Ikonne’s death, in a statement he made on behalf of his family.
He had previously been treated in a hospital in the United Kingdom.
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, 25th January 2023 by 4am 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 for 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.”
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