Prof. Uche Ikonne, the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2023 election in Abia State has died.
Prof. Ikonne, who had reportedly been battling with stroke, died on Wednesday.
This was confirmed in a statement released by his son, Dr Chikezie Uche-Ikonne, 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 25, 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.”
Ikonne, a Professor of Optometry, is the immediate vice chancellor of Abia State University, Uturu.
He assumed office as vice chancellor on December 1, 2015 for a five-year tenure that ended in 2020.
The renowned teacher was the anointed candidate of the incumbent governor of the state, Okezie Ikpeazu.
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