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Governor of Abia State, in life-threatening situation.


Okezie Ikpeazu, Governor of Abia State has been moved to Abuja, for intensive care after testing positive for Coronavirus earlier this week.

According to insider sources, the governor is being treated at his home in Abuja with a sizable number of medical personnel on ground to ensure he gets the best care possible.

Apart from medical staff on ground to attend to him, it was gathered that the Abia State governor also arrived Abuja with the services of aides and security personnel, some of whom are believed to have tested positive for the virus as well

Group of reporters gathered that Ikpeazu has kidney failure and has been undergoing dialysis, thereby further complicating his situation and threatening his chances of making a full recovery from COVID-19.


Before now, there were attempts to fly the Abia governor abroad for treatment but following the ban on international flights in many countries around the world and his positive status of the virus, that idea was frustrated and the decision to move him to Abuja was reached.

In March, Ikpeazu was reported to have been trapped in the United States following the travel restriction put in place to contain the spread of the virus but the Abia Government dismissed the report as false.

As a result of his current situation, Governor Ikpeazu has since directed Ude Chukwu, his deputy, to act in his capacity until he recovers.


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