PDP Suffers Major Blow In Abia As Its Gov Candidate Dies

Crisis-riddden Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who are on the verge of losing its strongest constituency, the Southeast, to Peter Obi’s Labour Party, has suffered a major blow in Abia State as its governorship candidate, Prof Uche Ikonne, dies.

His sudden death was announced in a statement by his son, Dr Chikezie Uche-Ikonne, on Wednesday in a Facebook post.

He wrote, “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”.

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