Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu tests Positive for Coronavirus

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Governorof Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu has tested positive for coronavirus.

This was according to a statement made by the state’s commissioner of information, John Okiyi Kalu on Monday, June 8
The Governor who went into isolation before his test result came back positive has directed the deputy governor, Rt Hon Ude Oko Chukwu to act on his behalf till he resumes duty.

The statement read;

”Recall that on Saturday, 30th May, 2020, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu volunteered his sample for COVID-19 test and subsequently directed members of the state Executive Council (EXCO) and those of the inter ministerial committee on COVID-19 to submit themselves for the same test. On Tuesday, 2nd June, 2020. The result of Governor Ikpeazu’s test returned negative.

”On Thursday, 4th June, 2020, the Governor submitted another sample at NCDC laboratory for confirmation and the result returned positive.

”As a result, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has gone into isolation, as required by relevant NCDC protocols, and he is being managed by a competent team of medical practitioners with a view to nursing him back to good health.

”Consequent on the above, the Governor has directed his Deputy, Rt Hon Ude Oko Chukwu, to act on his behalf pending his full resumption of duties.

”We wish to urge all Abians to take the fight against COVID-19 serious as the disease is real but not a death sentence. Our state has the resources to manage patients back to good health.”


  1. Everything comes and go. I wish you quick recovery as soon as possible and Almighty God will heal you.

  2. This governor once boosted that his state is Gods state and coronavirus has no power over it. Now he has tested positive and he now taking protective action. Dont tempt the Lord ur God. States, countries and continents are of the Lord, nor is more special than the rest

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