Prof. Eleazar Uchenna Ikonne, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for governor of Abia State in the next general election, has passed away.
The former vice chancellor of Abia State University, Prof. Ikonne, has been missing for the past few weeks. His son, Dr. Uche Ikonne, revealed this in a statement 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 , 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”.