Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state has tested positive for Coronavirus as confirmed in a statement released 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.
Due to this, 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.
”In line with this, the Governor has directed his Deputy, Rt Hon Ude Oko Chukwu, to act on his behalf pending his full resumption of duties.