Senator representing Kogi West senatorial district, Smart Adeyemi has described Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu as a “drunkard”.
This description was made by the Kogi senator while contributing to a motion on Safe School Initiative in Nigeria.
Senator Adeyemi alleged that Abia state is governed by a “champagne drinking man”, some Governors are working hard to make the lives of residents of their state better.
Adeyemi seemingly said this in response to a social media post allegedly linked to Abia-born Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, which cast aspersion on Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state.
“Despite that 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 neighbouring states.
“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 where we have highly intelligent people, highly educated people, very enterprising people, like Abia, 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.”
However after Senate President Ahmad Lawan cautioned Adeyemi against insulting the governor, Abaribe expressed shock over the Kogi-born senator’s comment and urged him to tender an apology to Governor Ikpeazu. He also denied making any comment about Governor Yahaya Bello.
“Mr President, I will like to make a clarification. Unfortunately, what has happened here today is one of the problems that you see on social media. I never made any comment on the governor of Kogi State. Never!
“What has happened is what we see going on today. People write something and tag your name to it. And if you don’t ask question, you will not know whether you actually said it or not.
“And I see so many things tagged to me but I don’t talk. The last time I saw Nuhu Ribadu, I also spoke to him. Something was ascribed to him that was very deleterious.
“I’m very surprised that my good friend and colleague decided to take on the governor of Abia for something I never said.”
In Delta State APC Boycott LG Elections
Following today Local Government Council Election, The All Progressives Congress, APC in Unit 1, Ward 9 in Urhoka Community, Abraka in Ethiope-East Local Government Area of Delta State backed out of the local government elections in the area.
An APC Chieftain, Mr. Akpokiniovo Edwin disclosed this in a telephone chat with newsmen in Abraka.
He said the DSIEC officials arrived at the polling unit at about 10am with other electoral materials but ha no original
According to him, “We cannot go ahead with the elections. At the end of the day, the result will be collated despite using result sheets and the results will be declared. As it is now, no election result sheets, no elections.”
The APC faithful who applied diplomacy in their actions asked the DSIEC officials who didn’t come down from their vehicle to return to their office.
When Obaseki, Oshiomhole Finally Meets in Auchi, Says They’re Both Sons Of Edo With Interest Of The State At Heart
EDO State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki at the weekend maintained that he has no personal grudges against his predecessor and former chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, but only dislikes his style of politics.
Obaseki disclosed this to journalists in Auchi, Etsako-West Local Government Area of the state, at the centenary birthday Thanksygiving of Msgr. Thomas Oleghe and 18th Canonical Erection Anniversary of the Diocese of Auchi held at Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Auchi.
Obaseki, who exchanged greetings with an elbow-bump in compliance with covid-19 preventive protocols, with his predecessor, said they are both sons of Edo with interest of the state at heart.
The governor said: “I don’t have anything personal against Oshiomhole. I may not like his politics, but he has not done anything personal against me. We all are interacting with the interest of the country and the development of our community at heart.”
The governor said the Zonal Congress of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which was scheduled to hold this Saturday, was postponed due to the local government elections taking place in Delta State.
“The Zonal Congress, which was to hold today has been postponed to Tuesday and it’s a normal routine to satisfy the party’s constitution; there is nothing amiss,” he added.
On his part, Oshiomhole, who was a guest at the event, hailed his successor, Governor Obaseki, describing him as ‘his brother and friend.’
Oshiomhole stated: “Once the governor speaks, the matter ends. The governor knows that pensioners here might not be able to do much, that is why he said every other thing required to complete the hostel of the Catholic School of Nursing and Midwifery in Uzairue, his government will do.”
Supreme Court dismisses appeals by Oshiomhole
The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeals filed by a former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, and the ex-caretaker committee chairman of the party in Rivers State, Igo Aguma over Mr. Aguma’s sack.
In a unanimous judgment, a five-man panel of the apex court upheld the December 29, 2020 judgment of the Court of Appeal in Abuja, which set aside an earlier judgment of the high court of rivers state.
In the lead judgment prepared by Justice Adamu Jaoru, but read on by justice Amina Augie, the court held that the appeal was without merit because it was plagued with a litany of jurisdictional issues.
The Supreme Court said the judgment in the appeal by Mr. Aguma should be applied to the one filed by Mr. Oshiomhole, in which the former APC national chairman, among others, queried the jurisdiction of the Appeal Court in Abuja to have heard the case.
The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, in its December 29, 2020 judgment had set aside the June 2020 judgment of Justice George Omereji of the High Court of Rivers State in Port Harcourt and sacked Mr. Aguma as acting/caretaker committee chairman of APC in Rivers State.
The appeal court equally affirmed the appointment of Isaac Abbot Ogbobula as the caretaker committee chairman of the Rivers State APC.
It held that it is the exclusive right of the national working committee of the All Progressives Congress under the party’s constitution to appoint a caretaker committee for any organ of the party.
In reaction to the judgement, the sacked chairman, Hon Igo Aguma has dumped the All Progressives Congress.
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