The Provost of Abia
State College of Education, Technical, Arochukwu , Dr Phillips Nto has condoled with Gov Okezie Ikpeazu over the death of PDP Governorship candidate in the state,Prof Eleazar Uche Ikonne.
In a statement he personally signed,Dr Phillips Nto also commiserated with the family of Ikonne and his children over the death he described as shocking.
The Provost noted that the death came at a time the people of the state were warming up to elect Prof Ikonne as the next governor of the state.
Dr Nto described Prof Ikonne as a quintessential scholar and administrator whose headship of two tertiary institutions in the state gave Abia a milestone in education.
He said so many people were looking forward to the translation of the tiger economy formulated by the late Ikonne to reality before he sadly passed away.
The Provost urged Ikpeazu to take solace in the fact that Prof Ikonne left indellible footprints in Abia State.
He also asked PDP to take the death of the Governorship candidate in its strides and recover quickly to continue to provide leadership in the state.
On behalf of his wife, Dr Chioma, management, staff and students of ASCETA, the Provost prayed for the repose of the soul of the late professor of optometry.