The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Abia state, Prof Uchenna Ikonne has reportedly died.

Prof. Ikonne, who is the former former Vice Chancellor of the Abia State University, Uturu died on Wednesday, 25 January, 2023 at National Hospital Abuja.

The death of the Abia guber candidate was announced by his son, Dr. Uche- Ikonne Chikezie, in a statement.

The statement 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.”