Stella Dimoko Abia Govt Blasts Senator Smart Adeyemi For ''Schizophrenic Outburst'' After He Says Gov Ikpeazu Is ''A Champagne Loving Gov''


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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Abia Govt Blasts Senator Smart Adeyemi For ''Schizophrenic Outburst'' After He Says Gov Ikpeazu Is ''A Champagne Loving Gov''

Abia State Government, on Tuesday, February 23, issued a scathing response to Senator Smart Adeyemi's shade to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu referring to him as a champagne loving governor during plenary when the governor does not even take alcohol.

A Press release was issued to address this issue....

Smart Adeyemi comment caused a ruckus in the Senate, with Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe demanding an apology from the lawmaker.


Our attention has been drawn to comments made by the Senator representing Kogi West in the Senate, Senator Smart Adeyemi on the floor of the Senate yesterday, Monday, 22nd February, 2021.

While the Senate was debating a motion on how to protect schools across the country, Senator Adeyemi in his contribution stated that while his State Governor had awarded contracts for the renovation of schools, Abia is governed by drunkards. He then went ahead to say that the Governor of Abia State is a "champagne drinking Governor".

Our initial response was to totally ignore the story because it is difficult to believe that a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria will reduce both himself and the institution of the Senate to such gutter level, but having confirmed that indeed, the Senator made such comments, a response has become imperative.

Our view is that the Senator is either suffering from a protracted case of mental illness or is battling with occasional fits of schizophrenia which manifests in making careless, dishonorable, unrelated and incoherent statements.

This conclusion becomes irresistible judging from the total disconnect between the matter being discussed by the Senate and the comments made by the Senator as they affect the Governor.

If Senator Adeyemi was of sound mind, he should have known that when it comes to education, Abia is miles ahead of his home State of Kogi. Indeed, not just in education but in every single area of development.

If Senator Adeyemi had his faculties intact, he should have known that under the watch of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, Abia State has maintained first position in WAEC Examinations in the entire country for five years now.

Kogi has not come close to the first 20. Never!

Ever since Dr. Ikpeazu became Governor in Abia State, there hasn't been one single case of attack on any school anywhere in Abia State.

Senator Smart Adeyemi is clearly non compos mentis. If not, he would have known that while his State is still awarding contracts for the renovation of schools, Abia had long completed more than 500 classroom projects scattered across schools in Abia State, and still counting.

It is obvious that Senator Adeyemi is battling with acute dementia and has lost every of his instincts as a journalist. If not, he would have known that just last week, the National Bureau of Statistics adjudged Abia State as No. 3 on the list of States that attracted foreign direct investments, with only Lagos and Abuja ahead of Abia State in the entire country.

It takes much more than drinking champagne to guide a state from zero foreign investnents to No. 3 in the country. Kogi State featured prominently on the list of states that attracted zero investments. It is only a state that is peaceful and secure that has the capacity to attract such cross border investments.

Some weeks ago, the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) branded Kogi State unsafe for their consistent lip service to the COVID-19 pandemic. Senator Adeyemi was never heard to have either responded to that statement by the NCDC or raise it on the floor of the Senate. Yet, he has the effontery, or rather, the buffonrey, to abuse a Governor whose state has maintained one of the lowest COVID-19 fatality rates in the country through proactive measures to protect our people.

Between a Governor who has consistently denied the existence of Covid and the one who has put in place measures to protect his people, one wonders who is the drunkard.

Let us even interrogate the statements of Senator Adeyemi further. According to him, his comments against Governor Okezie Ikpeazu were in response to some comments allegedly made by the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe against the Governor of Kogi State in a social media post.

This response, without more, confirms that Senator Adeyemi is mentally unstable. If Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe made negative comments against the Governor of Kogi State, the proper approach was to respond to the Senator directly. Governor Okezie Ikpeazu cannot, by any stretch of the imagination, be vicariously liable for the comments allegedly made by Senator Abaribe.

Interestingly, Senator Abaribe clearly denied ever making such comments against the Kogi State Governor.

For the avoidance of doubt, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu does not take alcoholic drinks and he is shocked at the schizophrenic outburts of Senator Adeyemi whom he has never met nor had any dealings whatsoever with officially nor privately.

Governor Ikpeazu makes it abundantly clear to the Senator that save for the parliamentary privilege which he unfortunately enjoys, Senator Adeyemi would have been put to the strictest proof of his wild and senseless comments before a Court of Law.

Governor Ikpeazu concludes by advising the Senator to quickly seek psychiatric help before his case becomes unmanageable.

Sir Onyebuchi Ememanka
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor.
23rd February, 2021.


  1. Some people just like to cause unnecessary trouble.

    People should be mindful of the way they address issues. Face a topic instead of name calling that will lead to more name calling, and the main topic is left unattended to.

  2. My dear...he had nothing else to say than the name calling. I was born and brought up in Abia state and I still have my family there. Abia has never really had a good governor though I still think OUK was better at least we saw some dividend of democracy. In my primary school we never paid school fees as he gave free education. Those in sec school then were paying #1,030 as school fees but he stopped it and granted free education to them too. Roads were constructed even in streets. Till date, the tarred road in my mumsy street was the one constructed by OUK in 2001 when I was in pri 4 and till date, no rehabilitation had been done on it.
    I'm not trying to eulogize him but at least, he was a better devil. But you see T.A Orji and this Ikpeazu he foisted on Abians...only God will judge them cos of all the atrocoties they are committing in Abia state.

  3. but he said the truth naa, Abia state governor is a bloody drunk, two years ago a friend of mine had an appointment with the governor in the government house and when he got there the governor came out drunk as hell, he drinks like an idiot the man is totally right the only error he made is he said champagne this my governor drinks Kia Kia

    1. The "kia kia" part of your comment is hilarious.

  4. This is unbecoming of the supposed honourable people we voted for to represent us.

  5. But me sef I've partied with Gov Ikpeazu at SIP in Lagos before while he was a governor, there was plenty of champagne. Is it a bad thing?

  6. Tomorrow they will be seen drinking together


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