Prof Uche Ikonne, Abia State Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate in the 2023 general elections, is dead.
His son, Dr Chikezie Uche-Ikonne, confirmed his death 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 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.”
The deceased is a strong ally of Gov Okezie Ikpeazu.