The apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide, has expressed grief over the passage of the Abia State Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) Governorship candidate, Professor Uche Eleazar Ikonne
Ikonne, died at the age of 67 (1956-2023)
In a statement by the Secretary-General of the group, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, Ohanaeze Ndigbo mourned the unfortunate death of the PDP Governorship Candidate in Abia state, even as it extolled the exemplary and outstanding virtues of the deceased while alive.
The pan-Igbo organization, noted the immense contributions, ideas, as well as the uncommon roles of Professor Uche Ikonne in the Medical profession, academic development, and stability of Abia state, and the entire southeast. “He will be greatly missed, his peaceful disposition earned him numerous appointments including Rector Abia State Polytechnic Aba, 7th Vice-Chancellor of Abia State University Uturu and the PDP ticket for the Abia Guber election”, Ohanaeze stated.
Ohanaeze, noted that Professor Ikonne died at a time his vast and rich wealth of experience, lofty ideas, wise counseling were also needed towards consolidating numerous monumental giant strides achieved by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu-led administration in the past seven years in the state.
According to the Igbo ethnic nationality organization, “Ohanaeze Ndigbo call on the Government of Abia state to immortalize late Professor Ikonne for his patriotism and unquantifiable sacrifices. The new Government house should be named after the deceased. And we equally want to use this medium to call on the state government to honor this great gentleman with an organized befitting burial interment for his supportive sacrifices”.
The apex Igbo group however, consoled the Ikonne family, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Abia State, the Government, and the people of Abia state over the shocking demise of the worthy Igbo Leader, while praying to God to grant the deceased peaceful rest and offer the late Professor Uche Ikonne’s family the fortitude to bear the huge loss.