Abia PDP governorship candidate dies few weeks to 2023 general elections 

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Prof. Uche Ikonne

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Abia state, Professor Uchenna Ikonne, is dead.

Ikonne, a former vice chancellor of the Abia State University Uturu, passed away on Wednesday, 25 January, around 4 am at the National Hospital Abuja, according to a statement from his first son, Uche-Ikonne Chikezie, on behalf of the family.

“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 4a.m. 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,” the statement said.

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