Abia People Are Impoverished, Unfortunate - Senator Smart Adeyemi - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Abia People Are Impoverished, Unfortunate - Senator Smart Adeyemi


Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu

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Senator Smart Adeyemi has described  people of Abia State as " impoverished and unfortunate people."

Senator Adeyemi also called the governor of the State, Dr. Victor Okezie Ikpeazu, ‘champagne drinking man’ to the total consternation of his colleague - senators.

Since the return of democracy in 1999, Abia State had remained largely a PDP.

Speaking on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Tuesday, Adeyemi, senator representing Kogi west,  said although Abia has highly intelligent people,  but the state is being governed by “drunkards”.

The Kogi senator spoke while  contributing to a motion to restore the ‘Safe School Initiative in Nigeria’.

The motion was sponsored by Odey Stephen, senator representing Cross River north.
 
Adeyemi said unlike Abia, Yahaya Bello, Kogi governor, has awarded contracts for the renovation and provision of security for schools.

“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,” he said.

“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 but 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.”

At this point, Senate President Ahmad Lawan cautioned him against the use of insulting language.

“It shall be out of order to use insultive language,” Lawan said.

When he continued with his remarks, Adeyemi said his comments were in response to a social media post made by Enyinnaya Abaribe, senate minority leader, who allegedly insulted Yahaya Bello.

But Abaribe denied the allegation, saying that anyone could make a post in anybody’s name.

The minority leader asked Adeyemi to apologise but he refused.
source :TheCable

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