The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prof. Uchenna Ikonne, is dead.
A statement signed by Dr Uche-Ikonne Chikezie on behalf of his family said Prof. Ikonne died at the National Hospital Abuja at 4 am on Wednesday.
The statement reads: “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 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, 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.”