The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described Senator Smart Adeyemi’s
(APC Kogi) verbal attack on Abia State governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, as
The party asserted that Senator Adeyemi exhibited a high level of
irresponsibility by using the privileges of the Senate Chamber to engage
in unprovoked disparagement of Governor Ikpeazu and the entire people of
Abia state, who had not offended him in any way.
The PDP in a statement said, “It is indeed unfortunate that Senator Adeyemi, whose words were
respected by Nigerians while he was in the PDP has become so corrupted
by his sojourn in the All Progressives Congress (APC), that he has
completely lost his mind just to satisfy some new gods.
“Senator Adeyemi must have noted the widespread national detestation and
opprobrium that he had brought to himself by his unguarded comment
against the highly respected Governor Ikpeazu and the people of Abia
“Moreover, our party has equally noted that Senator Adeyemi’s uncouth
comment is borne out of bitter envy for the achievements of Governor
Ikpeazu in every sector of life in Abia state, which no APC governor,
including Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State can compare.
“The PDP therefore issues a very strong warning that it would not stomach
any such unwarranted and unprovoked attack on any of our governors but
will deploy all instruments provided in a democratic setting against
“Our party however urges Governor Ikpeazu not to be distracted by
sidetracking elements such as Senator Adeyemi, but to continue to
deliver the dividends of democracy to his people.”