Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state Saturday handed over governance to his deputy, Kelechi Igwe, following confirmation by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) that he has been infected with the deadly coronavirus.
Gov. Umahi who announced the scary development vide his Twitter handle, said some of his closest aides had earlier tested positive for the virus.
SummitNews recalls that Gov. Umahi had late Friday while speaking with journalists in Abakaliki, the state capital, announced that his blood sample was taken to Abuja for analysis, adding that the result would be made public today.
Gov. Umahi becomes the third governor this week to test positive for the virus.