You’re suffering from acute dementia, Ikpeazu replies Adeyemi

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Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state has said the Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial Zone, Senator Smart Adeyemi is suffering from a protracted case of mental illness for referring to him as a drunkard.

Ikpeazu’s Chief Press Secretary, Sir Onyebuchi Ememanka described the Adeyemi’s comment on the floor of the Senate on Monday, 22nd February, 2021 as an evidence that Senator Adeyemi is battling with acute dementia and has lost every of his instincts as a journalist.

He said that initial response of Abia Government 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.

“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, dishonourable, 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!

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“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.”

Ememanka went further to say that Governor 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.”