The Abia State Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate, Prof Uche Ikonne, is dead.
The announcement of his death was made known in a statement on Wednesday by his son, Dr Uche Ikonne.
The statement read: “I regret to announce the death of my dear father, Prof Eleazar Uchenna Ikonne, who died at the National Hospital Abuja
“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”.