Smart Adeyemi is ‘mad’ – Ikpeazu

Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu

Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu on Monday responded personally to jibes thrown at him by Kogi Senator Smart Adeyemi, implying that the lawmaker is mad.

The lawmaker had last week described Ikpeazu as a “champagne-drinking man” at the National Assembly in an attempt to clap back at the Senate minority leader Enyinnaya Abaribe who allegedly criticised Kogi governor Yahaya Bello in a social media post.

However, Mr Ikpeazu, speaking as the special guest of honour during the unveiling of a book written by Abaribe titled Made in Aba, noted that there was no need to begrudge “a mad man”.

The governor quoted the words of the late renowned novelist Prof. Chinua Achebe who famously admonished that “if a mad man picks the clothes of a man taking his bath and runs away, if the man runs after the mad man, nobody will know who is mad.”

Ikpeazu told the audience that he does not take alcohol nor does he begrudge those who do.