The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Abia, Professor Eleazar Uchenna Ikonne, has been confirmed dead. He died of cardiac arrest.
His death was confirmed today, January 25, in a statement issued by Dr. Uche- Ikonne Chikezie, for the family.
He said: “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.”
Professor Ikonne was a former Vice Chancellor of the Abia State University, Uturu.