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The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate for the March 11 governorship election in Abia State, Prof. Uchenna Ikonne is dead.

Oyo News learnt that he died on Wednesday at the National Hospital, Abuja.

Prof. Ikonne was a former Vice Chancellor of the Abia state University Uturu.

He had earlier received treatment at a United Kingdom hospital.

His death was confirmed by a member of the family, Dr. Uche- Ikonne Chikezie.

A message by the family 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 4am 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 for 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.

Thank you.

By oyonews

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