Barely two days after Abia State People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship Candidate, Prof. Uchenna Ikonne’s sudden death, another governorship candidate, Aliyu Maina of the National Rescue Movement (NRM)in Adamawa State, has passed on.
The National Publicity Secretary of the NRM, Olusola Afuye, confirmed the incident in a statement on late Thursday, obtained by Persecondnews.
“According to the statement from the family, late Alhaji Abba Maina died on Wednesday, January 25 at his residence in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, after a brief illness,” the statement said.
Persecondnews had reported that the PDP governorship candidate for Abia State in the March 11 election, Ikonne, died on Wednesday, January 25, 2023.
He passed on at the National Hospital Abuja during a protracted illness.
His son, Dr Chikezie Uche-Ikonne, announced this on Wednesday in a statement given to Persecondnews.
On Maina’s death, NRM’s image maker stated: “He has been buried according to Muslim rite. We pray to Almighty Allah to protect his family and all his loved ones.
“We are also calling on all his family members, business and political associates to show late Maina’s family love and care during this mourning period.
“Further details and arrangements would be made known to the public after deliberations and meetings are made with his immediate family and his political family.”