It has been reported that Professor Uche Ikonne, the government candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia State, has passed away. Professor Ikonne was a former Vice Chancellor of the Abia State University, Uturu, and had a significant impact in the academic and political spheres.
The news of his passing was announced in a statement issued by his son, Dr Chikezie Uche-Ikonne, on January 25, 2023. According to the statement, Professor Ikonne passed away at the National Hospital Abuja after a brief illness. He had been recovering from an illness that he had received treatment for in the United Kingdom, but unfortunately suffered multiple cardiac arrests from which he did not recover.
Professor Ikonne’s contributions to the academic world were significant. He served as the Vice Chancellor of the Abia State University, Uturu, where he played a key role in shaping the institution’s academic and administrative policies. He was also a respected figure in the political sphere, and his decision to run as the government candidate for the PDP in Abia State was met with widespread support.
His passing is a great loss to the academic and political communities in Abia State, as well as to his friends, family and loved ones. Further details and arrangements for his passing will be made known to the public after consultations and meetings within the family.
It is important to remember Professor Ikonne for his contributions to the community, his dedication to education and his commitment to public service. His legacy will live on in the hearts of those who knew him and the impact he had on their lives. Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family during this difficult time.