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Controversy Over Abia PDP Candidate’s Health Status Deepens

The controversy surrounding the health status of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Abia State, Prof Uche Ikonne, took a new twist yesterday as the state Governor Okezie Ikpeazu confirmed that he is sick and indisposed but will bounce back soon.

However, an activist, Cmr Duke Enyinnaya Ako-Atulomah told LEADERSHIP that the health condition of the governorship candidate is worse than it’s been portrayed.

The whereabouts of Ikonne, a former vice chancellor of Abia State University, Uturu has been topical as he has been absent since the commencement of the campaigns ahead of the governorship election.

Speaking during a live programme on Flo FM, Umuahia, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu said Ikonne was also present in his house when a gala night was organised in honour of the G-5 Governors “till 2am when he managed to give a speech and then he took ill”.

“It is unfortunate that he is lately indisposed but I want to report some progress and the progress is that Prof. Ikonne is recovering gradually and progressively.“

According to him, “Ikonne has left the hospital and is going through convalescence. I am sure that he will be strong enough in the future to join us.”


Source: Leadership


Nigeria Decides 2023: North solidly behind Peter Obi – Yerima


The Head of Operations, Directorate of Interventions of the Labour Party(LP) Presidential Campaign Council, Bitrus Yerima, has said that Mr Peter Obi is the best option before Nigerians at the moment.

Yerima said that because of Obi’s track records and achievements while he was governor, the people of the northern part of the country have resolved to vote for him massively.

He said that northerners believe that Obi would proffer practical solutions to the myriads of problems in their region. In this interview, he also spoke on other issues of concern.


Source: The Sun



Singer-songwriter David Crosby dead at 81

Iconic musician David Crosby has died at the age of 81. The member of the bands the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash died Thursday, Jan. 19 “after a long illness,” his wife Jan Dance told Variety.

She said in a statement: “It is with great sadness after a long illness, that our beloved David (Croz) Crosby has passed away. “He was lovingly surrounded by his wife and soulmate Jan and son Django. Although he is no longer here with us, his humanity and kind soul will continue to guide and inspire us.

“His legacy will continue to live on through his legendary music. Peace, love, and harmony to all who knew David and those he touched. We will miss him dearly. “At this time, we respectfully and kindly ask for privacy as we grieve and try to deal with our profound loss. Thank you for the love and prayers.”

Crosby was a singer and guitarist for The Byrds from 1964-1967, along with Gene Clark, Chris Hillman and Michael Clarke. The folk rock group, based out of Los Angeles, had notable hits such as Turn! Turn! Turn! and Mr. Tambourine Man.

He later formed the musical trio Crosby, Stills & Nash with the Hollies’ Graham Nash and Buffalo Springfield’s Stephen Stills, with the group’s 1969 debut album going multi-platinum. The album had notable hits such as Suite: Judy Blue Eyes and Marrakesh Express.


Source: Lindaikeji