Okezie Ikpeazu’s status was announced on Monday morning
Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has tested positive for COVID-19 as the COVID-19 pandemic makes an aggressive incursion into the Southeast.
According to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Onyebuchi Ememanka, Ikpeazu has tested positive for the virus on Sunday but assured the people of the state that the governor was in stable condition and had gone into self-isolation.
The statement disclosed that Ikpeazu whose second Covid-19 test returned positive Sunday decided to present himself for a second test to remove all doubts about his status, after testing negative initially.
“As your Governor, I have a responsibility to do what is right and keep our people fully updated about my health status”, the statement quoted the governor.
It also said “The Governor who has already commenced self isolation under the careful watch of experienced medical personnel directed that the Deputy Governor, Sir Ude Oko Chukwu shall hold the forte in his absence.”.