The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Abia State, Prof Uche Ikonne, is dead.This was announced in a statement by his son, Dr Uche Ikonne Jnr, 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 202325, 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”.
Sahel Standard has gathered that Ikonne has been very sick since last year and Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu earlier last week said Ikonne was getting better.