Abia State Commissioner for Information, John Okiyi Kalu, has said on Monday that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has tested positive for COVID-19.
In a statement on Monday, Kalu disclosed that governor Ikpeazu had gone into isolation before his result returned positive.
Kalu said that the governor Ikpeazu has instructed his deputy governor to act pending when he resumes duty.
John Kalu words: “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.”