The Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, who tested positive for COVID-19 few weeks ago has recovered from the disease and he is prepared to start work soon.

The Commissioner for Information John Okiyi Kalu in the State affirmed the Governor’s result in a statement made known to newsmen last Monday.

The Commissioner revealed that the governor had gone into hiding place before his result was confirmed positive, and transfere power to his deputy to act on his behalf pending the time he resumed duty.

But, sources from the Government House, Umuahia, on Monday afternoon, disclosed that Governor Ikpeazu is now  hails and healthy from the pandemic virus.

The sourcesalso added that the Governor had remained in touch with his Deputy, Ude Oko Chukwu, close aides and Commissioners while undergoing the isolation as required by the NCDC regulations.

Another sources said in good terms, “the Governor is constantly in touch with his deputy, commissioners and close aides, and everything is moving well in the state and Abia people are already celebrating his recovery, and awaiting him to return”.

“Thanksgivings service is being planned to hold this coming Sunday for God’s guidance and mercy on the life of the Governor over the COVID-19 disease. The Governor is doing very well. Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has fully recovered. It is just that he had to wait for the 14 days isolation period before returning”.

Meanwhile, the Abia Governor, Onyebuchi Ememanka Chief Press Secretary could not be available on Monday, with several calls put across to him, to get his reactions, and also, added to the confirmation of the Governor’s status.

However, earlier, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, had guarantee the residents of the state that he remained stable and in high spirit despite the corona virus infection.

In assurance, in a press release issued by his spokesman, Onyebuchi Ememanka, in Umuahia, the state capital.

Ikpeazu said that his decision to present himself for a second test was to remove all doubts about his status, after testing negative initially.

He stated, “As your Governor, I have a responsibility to do what is right and keep our people fully updated about my health status”.

The Governor, however, restated his stance that testing positive to the virus is not a death sentence and appealed to the people of the State not to panic but continue to take issues surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic with seriousness and take all necessary precautions in line with the protocols enunciated by the NCDC.

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