Senator Smart Adeyemi the lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial district has said Abia State people are unfortunate .
NEWS MAIL NG reports that Smart Adeyemi while speaking on the motion of Safe School Initiative in Nigeria said Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu is a “champagne drinking man”.
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 neighboring 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 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.”
The Lawmaker said this while reacting to a statement allegedly made on social media by Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, who is from Abia.
Ahmad Lawan, the Senate President cautioned him against insulting the governor.
Showing his unhappiness, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe charged Smart Adeyemi to apologize to Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu .
Abaribe said: “Mr President, I will like to make a clarification. Unfortunately, what has happened here today is one of the problems that you see on social media. I never made any comment on the governor of Kogi State. Never!”
“What has happened is what we see going on today. People write something and tag your name to it. And if you don’t ask a question, you will not know whether you actually said it or not.”
“And I see so many things tagged to me but I don’t talk. The last time I saw Nuhu Ribadu, I also spoke to him. Something was ascribed to him that was very deleterious.”
“I’m very surprised that my good friend and colleague decided to take on the governor of Abia for something I never said.”