The gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Abia State, Prof Eleazar Uchenna Ikonne, has been confirmed dead.
His death was confirmed by a member of his family, Dr. Uche- Ikonne Chikezie in a statement on Wednesday.
According to the statement, the governorship aspirant died in a hospital after a brief illness.
Chikieze said, “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.”