The governorship candidate of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia state in the forthcoming election scheduled for March 11, 2023 is dead.
In brief statement signed by his son, Dr. Chimezie Uche-Ikonne, the former University don, died in the early hours of today after a ‘brief illness.
The statement reads:
DEATH OF PROFESSOR ELEAZEAR UCHENNA IKONNE
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.
Dr Uche- Ikonne Chikezie
For the family.