A PDP Chieftain and National Coordinator of people’s Democratic Party Coalition, Chief Dr. Emeka Kalu, has frowned at the recent vituperative outburst of Senator Smart Adeyemi of Kogi state against Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu on the floor of the Senate.
In a statement he signed and made available to the press from the US, the one-time governorship aspirant in Abia State questioned why a supposed law-maker could descend as low as using insulting words to describe a sitting Governor who has performed exceptionally well in the business of giving the best leadership to his people.
“I have heard many ignorant ones argue that Senator Abaribe made some negative comments about Yahaya Bello and that Adeyemi was reacting, I have had the privilege of watching the two videos and I assure you that what Abaribe said was a statement of facts premised on the truth about Bello, yet he never sounded derogatory over the matter that was on the floor on the day which was over insecurity in Kogi State.
“Compare is with the unguarded and unethical comments of Senator Adeyemi that have no bearing and understand that what Dino Melaye said about Adeyemi is not far from the truth.
“But for the avoidance of doubt without apology to anyone, Adeyemi should have understood that a man that lives in glasshouse does not throw stones because when it comes to insecurity, nay, drunkenness, Nigerians know the scores of every governor and every state according to their antecedents and quality of leadership.
“It is so insensitive, therefore, for a man that has a bone to pick with leadership should begin to judge another who is miles away from him in all ramifications.
“It insulted on Abians to call our governor ” Champagne Drinking man” when after 6 years, Ikpeazu has continued to live up to his constitutional duties by protecting, security, defending, and progressing Abia in all aspect that cannot be placed at per with his state. We demand an apology” he said.
He finally called on the Senate to compel Senator Adeyemi to offer a national apology to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu and the entire people of Abia State.