The Abia State Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate, Prof Uche Ikonne, is dead.
This was announced in a statement by his son, Dr Chikezie Uche-Ikonne, on Wednesday.
The statement read, “I regret to announce the death of my dear father, Prof Eleazar Uchenna Ikonne, who died at the National Hospital Abuja today January 2023
25, by 4 am 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 from which he didn’t recover from.
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“Further details and arrangements would be made known to the public after deliberations and meetings are made within the family”.
In related news, the PDP disciplinary committee suspended some members of the party, over what it term ‘anti party activities.’
It also announced the dissolution of the Ekiti State Executive Committee and the setting up of a caretaker committee to oversee the day-to-day running of party affairs in the state.
This was contained in a statement signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Hon. Debo Ologunagba, in Abuja, late on Friday.
Ologunagba said, “ After a very extensive review and consideration of the affairs of our Party in the country, pursuant to the provisions of the PDP Constitution (as amended in 2017) approved the suspension of Senator Chimaroke Nnamani (Enugu State) and Chief Chris Ogbu (Imo State) with effect from today, Friday, January 20, 2023, over allegations of anti-party activities.
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