War of words: I can’t run after a mad man, Governor Ikpeazu fires back at Senator Adeyemi

War of words: I can’t run after a mad man, Governor Ikpeazu fires back at Senator Adeyemi

- Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has once again obliged Senator Smart Adeyemi with a response following a comment credited to the lawmaker

- The Kogi West senator had launched a verbal attack on Ikpeazu describing him as a "drunkard"

- In a quick rejoinder, the Abia governor said he cannot run after a lunatic who stole his clothes

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Abia state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, on Monday, March 1, came down hard on Smart Adeyemi, a senator representing Kogi West in the Senate.

Vanguard reports that Ikpeazu said Adeyemi's case is similar to when a mad man takes one's clothes while bathing and runs off.

He made the disclosure while delivering his goodwill message at the launch of Made in Aba, an Autobiography of the Senate minority leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, in Abuja.

War of words: I can’t run after a mad man, Ikpeazu fires back at Senator Adeyemi
Governor Ikpeazu has replied Senator Adeyemi over his recent comment. Photo credit: @GovernorIkpeazu @SenSmartAdeyemi
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According to the Abia governor, if he decides to run after Adeyemi, society may not be able to differentiate between him and the senator.

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This is coming almost a week after the All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker described him as a drunkard.

Ikpeazu in response to Adeyemi's "Champagne drinking governor" comment stated that he does not drink.

The governor said:

"I don’t begrudge those who do big issues. What you say, the things you say, and where you say them speaks a lot about who you are.
“According to Chinua Achebe, If a mad man takes your clothes while bathing and you take off after him naked, no one will know who is mad between the two of you."

Legit.ng recalls that the Kogi senator was contributing to a motion on Safe School Initiative in Nigeria when he blurted out that Abia is governed by “drunkards” after comparing the southeast state to his home state of Kogi.

The APC senator made the comment on the floor of the Nigerian Senate on Tuesday, February 23.

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It took the intervention of the Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, to stop the senator from attacking the Abia state governor.

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


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