The People’s Democratic Party of Abia State candidate, Prof. Uche Ikonne, has gone away.

On January 25, 2023, his son, Dr. Uche Ikonne, made the following statement. He claimed that the governor-elect passed away in a hospital in the early hours of the morning following a brief illness.

The statement said, “It is with deep regret that I announce the demise of my dear father, Professor Eleazar Uchenna Ikonne, who died away at the Abuja National Hospital at 4am today, January 25, 2023, following a brief illness. After receiving the proper care, he relapsed a few days ago and suffered multiple cardiac arrests from which he is still recovering.

After discussions and meetings inside the home, “more details and arrangements will be made accessible to the public.”

Nduka Nwosu inquires as to who the PDP hawks’ pretenders and competitors are in the race to succeed Uche Ikonne as the party’s nominee for governor of Abia.

prior to the Abia State Governor’s permission last week. Professor Uche Ikonne, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate for Abia State, has been absent from the public due to illness, according to Okezie Ikpeazu, and rumour has spread in the state regarding his replacement.

Who will run as the PDP’s candidate for governor in the March election, if the effort to recruit a new gubernatorial candidate is successful?

According to one opinion, the governor would find it challenging to request Iconne’s resignation in light of the consequences of voting for absentee gubernatorial candidates. Another person responded that everything would be alright as long as there were no issues with the constitution or the election law. In fact, he was jailed after a former governor was named the contest’s winner.

Atiku Abubakar, the former vice president of the PDP, was scheduled to visit the state on February 10 according to Kingsley Megwara, the media and public relations director for the Atiku/Okowa Presidential Campaign Committee, Abia State. However, Professor Uche Ikonne, the gubernatorial candidate for the 2023 general election, has not campaigned for two months, confirming rumors that he is in poor health and may not be able to at all. The discussion had previously been initiated by the Ngwa Development Initiative (NDI), which expressed worries over Ikonne’s persistent disappearance from the public spotlight and demanded an explanation from the ruling party and the state administration. The PDP gubernatorial candidates were last spotted at the Umuahia Township Stadium on November 24, 2022, when the gubernatorial campaign ends, according to its chairman, Daniel Nkasiobi. For him, it was a humorous prank intended to trick Ndi Abia into praying for the recovery of the governor’s candidate.


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