The Abia PDP regrets to announce the death of Prof. Eleazar Uche Ikonne, her gubernatorial candidate in the 2023 general election.
Prof. Ikonne was until his death an optometrist by profession and had served Abia State in several capacities including as the Rector of Abia State Polytechnic, Aba and as the Vice Chancellor of the State-owned university, Abia state University Uturu.
His death is very painful, coming at a time when he was recuperating from illness and had shown great signs and willingness to join us in the second leg of our ward-to-ward tour that is ongoing across the 184 Wards in the 17 Local Government Areas of Abia State.
Following his death, the State Party hierarchy hereby suspends all campaign activities for three days from tomorrow as a sign of respect and love for the soul of our fallen compatriot.
As we mourn his passage, we commiserate with his immediate family, the Abia State governor, His Excellency Dr. Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, all members of our great Party, the PDP and the good people of Abia State on the death of this illustrious son of the State.
We call on the members of the PDP to remain calm, steadfast and await further directives from the leadership of the Party.
May the gentle soul of Prof. Eleazar Uche Ikonne rest in the bosom of the Lord and may all of us be comforted by our knowledge of the good life he lived on earth.
PDP – Power to the People!
Hon Elder Abraham Amah
Abia PDP Vice Chairman/Acting State Publicity Secretary