Assumed office
May 29, 2015
Preceded by Theodore Orji
1st Deputy General Manager, Abia State Environmental Protection Agency, Abia State, Nigeria
In office
May 5, 2013 – October 10, 2014
General Manager, Abia State Passenger Integrated Manifest Scheme ASPIMS
In office
March, 2011 – May 5, 2013
Chairman Governing Council, Abia State College of Health Technology, Aba.
In office
June 2010 – May 29, 2011
General Manager, Abia State Passenger Integrated Manifest Scheme ASPIMS.
In office
Chairman, Obingwa Local Government Area, Abia State
In office
Personal details
Born October 18, 1964 (age 52)
Abia State, Nigeria
Nationality Nigerian
Political party People's Democratic Party (2002-2006, 2010–present)
Progressive Peoples Alliance (2006-2010)
Spouse(s) Nkechi Ikpeazu, (nee Nwakanma)
Children 4
Religion Christianity

Early life
Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu was born on October , , 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.

Dr. Ikpeazu attended Amaise Central Primary School, Umuobiakwa. In , 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 . In , at the age of , 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, .

From August to August , Dr. Ikpeazu 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 . In , at the age of , he obtained a doctorate degree, Ph.D in Biochemical Pharmacology from the University of Calabar.

Professional career
Before joining politics, Ikpeazu had been a lecturer in several Nigerian educational institutions.

Political career
On December , , a Court of Appeal sitting in Owerri sacked Okezie as Governor and declaring Alex Otti as the winner of the gubernatorial election held in April and April , . On June , Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja ordered Ikpeazu to vacate his office as governor upon allegations of false information and forgery of documents prior to the gubernatorial election. The suit was however dismissed by a Federal High Court in Owerri.