The Abia State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate for the forthcoming general election, Prof. Eleazar Uchenna Ikonne is dead, Worldtopnewsng.com reports.
Prof. Ikonne who was the former Vice-Chancellor of the Abia State University has been absent since last few weeks.
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”.