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  • Date Created August 27, 1991
  • Capital Umuahia
  • Governor Okezie Ikpeazu
  • Land Area 6,320 Sq km (2,440 sq mi)
  • Population 4,112,230 (2006 census)
  • GDP $18.69 Billion

Abia State governor, Okezie Ikpeazu

Okezie Ikpeazu
  • NameOkezie Ikpeazu
  • Assumed Office 29 May, 2015
  • Date of Birth18 October, 1964
  • Political partyPeoples Democratic Party (PDP)

Okezie Ikpeazu was born on October 18, 1964, to the family of late Pa Ishmael and Deaconess Bessie Ikpeazu of Umuebere in Umuobiakwa village, Isialaukwu, Mbato Autonomous Community in Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia State, Nigeria. Ikpeazu attended Amaise Central Primary School in Umuobiakwa and later moved to Ihie High School, Isiala Ngwa where he got his School Certificate examination in 1979. In 1980, at the age of 16, he gained admission into the University of Maiduguri to study Clinical Biochemistry and graduated with a B.Sc. (Hons.) Second Class Upper Division in August 1984. On 11 April 2015, Okezie Ikeazu was voted as the ninth Governor of Abia State under the platform of the People's Democratic Party and was also declared the winner of the 2019 gubernatorial election