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Governor Ikpiazu mourns the candidate for governor of Abia, Ikun, and calls for calm

The Governor of Abia State, Victor Ekpethu, mourned the death of the PDP, DPP, gubernatorial candidate in the state, Professor Eleazar Ekon.

The Daily Mail had reported that Akon died on Wednesday at the National Hospital in Abuja.

In response, Ekpezu said in a personally signed statement that Ikon died after a short illness.

Sympathy to the family of the late Professor of Optometry, the family of PDP and Appian.

Ikpeazu also directed that all flags in the PDP offices in Abia State be lowered and moved at mid-mast

We ask God to have mercy on his soul, to have mercy on his eternity, and to give all those affected by his unfortunate demise the patience to bear the irreparable loss.

“As a mark of honor to our late dear brother, I hereby direct that all flags be lowered at the DPP offices in Abia State, while all campaign activities of the party at all levels are suspended until Monday, January 30, 2023,” he said.

The governor urged all DPP leaders and members to remain calm “as they navigate through this difficult time together”.

Governor Ikpiazu mourns the candidate for governor of Abia, Ikun, and calls for calm

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