Gov. Ikpeazu’s kidney failure threatens chances of recovery from COVID-19 …The Governor is much better and will soon be back— Anonymous

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After testing positive for Coronavirus earlier this week,

Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, has been rushed to Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory for intensive care, SaharaReporters reports.

Reportedly, Ikpeazu has kidney failure and has been undergoing dialysis, thus further complicating his condition as this is seen as a   threat to his anticipated chances of recuperating from COVID-19.

Close sources, disclosed that the governor is being treated at his home in Abuja with a handful of medical personnel on the ground to ensure he gets the best care.

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

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.

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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.

Recall that on March 22, 2020, Governor Ikpeazu said that the state will not record any Coronavirus case because it was the only state mentioned in the Holy Bible.

He said, “Abia is the only state that is mentioned in the Bible. We have a promise from God that none of these diseases will touch God’s people. And I hold on to God’s promise.

“We saw Ebola, it did not get to us. We saw monkeypox, it didn’t get to us. Even this one (COVID-19) will also pass us by.”

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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Abia State so far has 83 cases of Coronavirus while seven persons have recovered from the pandemic.

Meanwhile, another close source (name withheld) who was pressured to spoke to FamousReporters on the phone, denied knowing the whereabouts of the Governor.

The source, however, urged Abians to focus on other issues while assuring that the Governor is recuperating and will in the shortest sketch of time return to his people in sound health.

“I don’t know where the Governor was taken to, I don’t want to talk to anyone on that report. What is important is that the Governor is much better.

The statement that was released was authorised by the Governor and until he I’m not in the position to say more.

“Let people focus on other things. He’s not the first  Governor that has tested positive for coronavirus.

The governor will soon be back”, the source said.

By Famous Reporters

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