Smart Adeyemi suffers from long-term mental illness
Our attention was drawn to comments made by Senator @SenSmartAdeyemi representing Kogi West in the Senate in the Senate Courtroom yesterday, Monday, February 22, 2021. While the Senate was debating a proposal on how to protect schools across the country.
Senator Adeyemi said in his speech that while the governor of his state has signed contracts to renovate schools, drunkards rule Abia. He then stated that the Governor of Abia State is “the champagne-drinking governor.”
Our initial response was to completely ignore this story, because it is hard to believe that the Senator from the Federal Republic of Nigeria will reduce both himself and the Senate to this level of wastewater, but, confirming that indeed, the senator responded to such comments became mandatory.
We believe that the senator suffers from a long-term mental illness or is struggling with occasional bouts of schizophrenia that manifest in inattentive, dishonest, unrelated, and contradictory statements.
This conclusion becomes compelling when judged by the complete inconsistency between the issue discussed in the Senate and the senator’s remarks regarding the governor.
If Senator Adeyemi were sane, he should have known that Abia is far ahead of his home state of Kogi in education. In fact, not only in education, but in all areas of development.
If Senator Adeyemi had kept his faculties intact, he should have known that under the supervision of Governor Okezi Ikpeazu, Abia State had won first place in the WAEC exams throughout the country for five years.
Kogi did not even come close to the top twenty. Never!
Since @GovernorIkpeazu became Governor of Abia State, there has not been a single attack on any school in any part of Abia State.
Senator Smart Adeyemi is clearly not a composer.
Otherwise, he would have known that while his state is still contracting to repair schools, Abia has long since completed more than 500 classroom projects scattered across schools in Abia state, and they continue to count.
It is clear that Senator Adeyemi is struggling with acute dementia and has lost all of his journalistic instincts. If not, he would have known that just last week, the National Bureau of Statistics ranked Abia State as the third largest foreign direct investment destination, with only Lagos and Abuja ahead of Abia State across the country.
To bring the state from zero foreign investors to third place in the country, it takes much more than just drinking champagne.
The state of Kogi is high on the list of states not attracting investment. Only a peaceful and secure state can attract such cross-border investment.
A few weeks ago, the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) named Kogi State unsafe for their consistent official assistance in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Senator Adeyemi was never heard for responding to this @NCDCgov statement or raising it in the Senate courtroom.
However, he has the guts, or rather jesters, to insult the governor, whose state maintains one of the lowest COVID-19 death rates in the country thanks to proactive measures to protect our people.
Between a governor who has consistently denied the existence of Covid and someone who has taken steps to protect his people, the question arises who the drunkard is.
We also question Senator Adeyemi’s statements.
He said his comments to Governor Okezi Ikpeazu were in response to some comments allegedly made by Senator Minority Leader Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe regarding Governor of Kogi State in a social media post.
This answer, nothing more, confirms that Senator Adeyemi is mentally unstable.
If Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe made negative comments about the Governor of Kogi State, the correct approach was to respond directly to the Senator.
Governor Okezi Icpeazu cannot, under any circumstances, be indirectly responsible for the comments allegedly made by Senator Abaribe.
Interestingly, Senator Abaribe categorically denies that he ever made such comments to the governor of Kogi state.
For the avoidance of doubt, Governor Okezi Ikpeazu does not drink alcohol and is shocked by the schizophrenic outbreaks of Senator Adeyemi, who has never met or had any relationship with him, formally or privately.
Governor Ikpeazu makes it very clear to the senator that without parliamentary privileges, which he, unfortunately, enjoys, Senator Adeyemi will be subjected to the most severe test by his wild and meaningless statements in court.
In conclusion, Governor Icpeazu advised the senator to urgently seek help from a psychiatrist before his case becomes unmanageable.
Sir Onebuchi Ememanka
Chief Spokesman for the Governor.
February 23, 2021