PDP govnorship candidate for Abia state Prof. Uche Ikonne don die

Di Peoples Democratic Party, PDP candidate for Abia state, Prof Uche Ikonne don die.

Di Abia state Commissioner for Trade and Investments John Okiye Kalu confam am say:

“I regret to announce di death of my dear father, Prof Eleazar Uchenna Ikonne, wey die for di National Hospital Abuja today, 25th January 2023 by 4am afta a brief illness.

E bin dey recover afta taking proper treatment for di United Kingdom but relapse a few days ago leading to multiple cardiac arrests wey e no recover from.” E tok.

Reports say Prof Ikonne no well for a while now and dem bin never see am for public since November 2022.

Meanwhile, di state Govnor Okezie Ikpeazu don ask PDP leaders and members to remain calm during di period as e ask say make all flags dey lowered and flown at half mast.

“Na wit heavy heart but total submission to di will of God we announce di passing of our Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) govnorship candidate for di 2023 general elections, Prof Eleazar Uchenna Ikonne, wey e sad event take place for di early hours of today for di National Hospital, Abuja, afta a brief illness.”

 “While we condole with di family of di late Professor of Optometry, di PDP family and Abians in general, we pray God to have mercy on im soul, grant am eternal rest and give everyone affected by im unfortunate demise di fortitude to bear di irreparable loss.

 As a mark of honour to our dear departed brother, I hereby direct say make all flags for Abia State PDP offices dey lowered and flown at half mast while all campaign activities for di party at all levels dey suspended until Monday, 30th January, 2023.” E tok.

Who be Uche Ikonne?

Prof. Uchenna Ikonne na di PDP guber candidate for Abia state for di 2023 elections.

According to a post for im Facebook page, im be a beneficiary of di Scholarship Scheme of di den Imo State Goment, e study Optometry for Manila Central University Philippines wia e obtain di degree of O.D. (Doctor of Optometry) and MHA (Masters in Hospital Administration).

E do a 4-year post-doctoral clinical specialist training and obtain di Fellow of Nigerian College of Optometrists (FNCO) with specialty for Primary Care Optometry.

Dem promote am to Professor of Clinical Optometry for 2006.

Professor Ikonne na di Chairman of Optometrist and Dispensing Opticians Registration Board of Nigeria and 7th Vice-Chancellor of Abia State University.

Di late Prof na from Agburuike Nsulu, Agburuezeukwu Autonomous Community, Isiala Ngwa North LGA, Abia state.

Professor Uche Ikonne befor em death na di 2023 Abia PDP Govnorship Candidate.