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Abia PDP mourns Ikonne, says his dying devastating

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Amah stated: “Abia PDP has acquired the sudden information of the dying of our Governorship Candidate, Ikonne.

“For us it was very very unlucky at the moment, conscious that he was already recuperating and giving a sign that he would quickly be part of the marketing campaign.

“The bitter reality is that he’s lifeless.

“His dying has shattered each PDP member in Abia and Nigeria normally.

“It’s a unhappy day for everyone,” the PDP chieftain stated.

He stated that the State Working Committee had performed a letter of condolence and assembly to ship a delegation to his household.

Amah stated the occasion has suspended its ongoing ward-to-ward marketing campaign for 3 days.

He additionally stated {that a} condolence register can be opened at occasion Secretariat, whereas the occasion’s flag would fly at half mast for one week.

Amah recalled that the occasion just lately misplaced its former state Chairman, Chief Ndidi Okereke, and one other occasion stalwart, Chief Paulinus Umeh.

He, nevertheless, expressed optimism that the occasion would recover from the impact of the massive losses.

In response to him, the unlucky incidents wouldn’t undermine the occasion’s electoral fortunes within the upcoming polls within the state.

“In politics, its simpler to handle disaster occasioned by pure causes than the disaster attributable to political variations,” Amah stated.

The Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) studies that Ikonne, a Professor of Optometry, died on the Nationwide Hospital, Abuja within the early hours of Wednesday.

He was the quick previous Vice Chancellor of the State College, Uturu.

He was final seen at a public perform on Nov. 24, 2022, through the launch of the occasion’s state-wide marketing campaign on the Umuahia Township Stadium.

He reportedly took in poor health on the peak of the ceremony, whereas making a speech, and was rushed to hospital from the stadium.