Death Of Prof Ikonne: Ikpeazu Orders Suspension Of PDP Campaign Activities

 

Following the death of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate for the 2023 general elections, Prof Eleazar Uchenna Ikonne,the Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu has ordered that all campaign activities for the party at all levels be suspended until Monday, 30th January, 2023.

Late Prof Uche Ikonne

 

Governor Ikpeazu also directed that flags in the PDP offices in the state be lowered and flown at half mast as a mark of honour to the deceased.

 

The directive was issued in a press statement signed by the Governor and made available to newsmen by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Barr. Eze Chikamnayo.

 

Ikpeazu condoled with the family of the late Ikonne, the PDP family and Abians in general, prayed God to have mercy on his soul, grant him eternal rest and give everyone affected by his unfortunate demise the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

 

Prof Ikonne, a former Vice Chancellor of the Abia State University, and Professor of Optometry died in the early hours of Wednesday, at the National Hospital in Abuja after battling with “Multiple Cardiac Arrest”.

 

According to a press release signed by his first son, Dr Chikezie Uche Ikonne on behalf of the family, “he was recovering after taking proper treatment in the United Kingdom but relapsed a few days ago leading to multiple cardiac arrest for which he did not recover from”.

 

Below is the Press Release signed by Governor Ikpeazu and made available to Newsmen by the commissioner for Information and Strategy, Barr,Eze Chikamnayo.

 

It is with a heavy heart but total submission to the will of God that we announce the passing of our Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate for the 2023 general elections, Prof Eleazar Uchenna Ikonne, which sad event took place in the early hours of today at the National Hospital, Abuja, after a brief illness.

 

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

 

As a mark of honour to our dear departed brother, I hereby direct that all flags in Abia State PDP offices be lowered and flown at half mast while all campaign activities for the party at all levels be suspended until Monday, 30th January, 2023.

 

I urge all PDP leaders and members to remain calm as we navigate through this difficult period together.

 

Signed:

 

Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, PhD

Executive Governor, Abia State

23/01/2023

 

 

 

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