Biography Intro: Okezie Victor Ikpeazu is the 9th and current Governor of Abia State, in office since May 29, 2015. He was elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party
NAME: Okezie Ikpeazu
DATE OF BIRTH: October 18, 1964,
PLACE OF BIRTH: Obingwa Local Government Area
FATHER: late Pa Ishmael
MOTHER: Deaconess Bessie Ikpeazu
MARRIED TO: Nkechi Ikpeazu
In 1973, while in primary five, he gained admission into Eziama High School, Aba and later moved to Ihie High School, Isiala Ngwa where he took 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.
From August 1984 to August 1985, he served as a clinical biochemist in the medical laboratory of the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt for his National Youth Service. He returned to the University of Maiduguri for an M.Sc degree in Biochemical Toxicology and graduated in 1990. In 1994, at the age of 30, he obtained a doctorate degree, Ph.D in Biochemical Pharmacology from the University of Calabar.
CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: Before joining politics, he had been a lecturer in several Nigerian educational institutions.