Prof. Uchenna Ikonne, a PDP contender for the Abia State governor’s seat in the March 11 governorship election, has passed away.
He passed away on Wednesday at the National Hospital in Abuja, Nyscinfo learnt.
He had previously been treated in a hospital in the United Kingdom.
His son Chikezie confirmed Ikonne’s passing in a statement he made on the family’s behalf.
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, 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.”
Ikonne’s illness was just revealed by Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu last week.
The Governor had, however, assured that Ikonne was “recovering gradually and progressively”.
“I want to report some progress and the progress is that Ikonne is recovering gradually.
“He will be strong enough in the future to join”, the Governor said then.