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February
2021

Champaigne over drunk governor: War words as Ikpeazu tackles Senator Adeyemi over “drunkard attack”

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Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu has hit back at Smart Adeyemi, a senator representing Kogi West in the Senate, for describing him as champaigne drinking governor.

Adeyemi, while contributing to a motion on “Safe School Initiative in Nigeria,” referred to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu as a “champagne drinking man”.

The lawmaker was apparently reacting to a social media post that had cast an aspersion on Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello linked to Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, who represents Abia South.

Adeyemi had said that while some Governors like Bello were committed to the welfare and protection of their people, the people of Abia are being governed by ‘drunkards.’

He said: “Despite that some Governors are doing their best, we are lucky to have a governor who has taken the issue of security as a serious priority.

“We are bordered by nine states but we had an experience of the unfortunate incidents that are happening in neighbouring states.

“Some governors are committed to the protection of their people. In my state, the governor awarded contracts for the renovations of schools and provides security services to them.

“In some states of Nigeria today, where we have highly intelligent people, highly educated people, very enterprising people, like Abia, they are governed by drunkards. The governor of Abia is a champagne drinking man.

“Abia people are impoverished more than ever before. Abia people are unfortunate.”

In a swift reaction, Ikpeazu labelled Adeyemi’s comment as careless and dishonourable, describing him as someone suffering from dementia.

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