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Reactions as Senator Adeyemi labels Ikpeazu a Drunk

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Words thrown into the wind, without considering the implications on the image of the nation have become an issue of serious concern, as this erupted on Tuesday in the senate.

The Senator representing Kogi West, Smart Adeyemi, accused the Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, as a drunkard, while contributing to a debate on a motion by Senator Stephen Odey, tagged, “Urgent need for the restoration and revalidation of the safe school initiative in Nigeria,”.

Adeyemi was probably reacting to a social media post allegedly authored by the Abia South Senatorial District representative in the National Assembly, Enyinnaya Abaribe, which allegedly cast serious aspersion against the image of the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello.

Adeyemi said, “Despite that some governors are doing their best, we are lucky to have a governor (in Kogi State), 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 neighboring 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 of Nigeria today, 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.” The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, cautioned Adeyemi on his use of language.

Reacting to Adeyemi’s attacks on his governor, Abaribe said, “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 comments on the Governor of Kogi State. Never. What has happened is what we see going on today.”

In response to Adeyemi’s outburst, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Okozie Ikpeazu, Mr. Onyebuchi Ememanka, in a statement, in Umuahia, on Tuesday said, “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, dishonorable, unrelated and incoherent statements”.

“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, and a “non-compos mentis.

“For the avoidance of doubt, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu does not take alcoholic drinks and he is shocked at the schizophrenic outburst of Senator Adeyemi whom he has never met nor had any dealings whatsoever with officially nor privately.”

Governor Ikpeazu, therefore, advised the Senator to quickly “seek psychiatric help before his case becomes unmanageable.”

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Mbaise leaders roll out drums for APC

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…Select Alozie apex leader.

The  IMC Chairman for Ezinihitte Mbaise Local government Council ,Chief Francis Samuel Onyeberechi  has unveiled renewed efforts in depleting  decent and responsible Political Eggheads amongst the Opposition  Parties in the Area.   

Speaking at an enlarged Leadership / Stakeholders extra ordinary meeting of Ezinihitte Mbaise APC , Hon  Francis- Samuel  Onyeberechi  stated that Sen. Hope Uzodinma‘s resolve to run an all inclusive and Purposeful governance has propelled a Formidable Force that is reducing the  number of opposition Parties in the LGA.

He noted with satisfaction the emergence of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Barrister Loui Alozie as the apex  Leader of APC for Ezinihitte Mbaise and Supports of Many Sons like comrade Franklyn Edede and others.

    The new Apex Leader, who has being a community leader of note  stated that his emergence can never be a burden as the trust and  Confidence bestowed  is an added Challenge to lead a Political Party in a Democracy to aggregate divergent Views  and agreements  towards restoring  Unity amongst Political Stakeholders.

He described Imo state as being Lucky with a leader that is broad minded, ready to accommodate and develope the state.

In his words, “this is the desire that has made me Join the APC so as to attract more govt attention and Patronage for Ezinihitte Mbaise since we are the Least developed amongst the Mbaise nation”.

The event was a gathering of Political “who is who” with Leaders as ; High Chief Dr. Charlton Ugochukwu  Osuagwu,  ( Kpakpando) Chiefs Basil Ogwunga,  Frank Erivo,  Chief Osondu, Charles Ekechukwu  ,  Dr. Agbasonu,. Prof. Uhuegbu, Hon. Stanley former APC Chairman, Chief C.C Nwachukwu.,Bon  Oguh, Prince Ugochukwu  Osuji from Amumara , Ezeakachi  Irem ,Lady Rose Nwosu ,Woman Leader ,Chief Charles Kelechi Amuzie who was elected deputy apex Leader and many others .

   Chief Mark Adindu , Local govt APC Chairman who also addressed the People could not hide his feelings as he described the gathering as a revolution expanding beyond bounds with notable sons and daughters of the LGA.

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Uzodinma hails security agents for capturing oil fraudsters

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Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has commended the security agencies for bursting illegal oil bunkering syndicates operating in the State, describing the effort as a major breakthrough.

He said by uprooting members of the syndicate from their base and dismantling their illegal refineries, the security operatives are helping to restore confidence in those doing genuine businesses and contributing to the development of the society.

The Governor spoke when he visited the headquarters of the Directorate of Security Services (DSS) in Owerri on Monday to assess the quantity of petroleum products seized from the suspects s well as the persons caught by the security operatives in relation to the oil bunkering and illegal refining of crude.

The Governor noted that illegal oil bunkering and refineries has of late been on the increase, regretting that the activities have caused serious economic dent on the Federal Government and by extension, the State Governments revenue.

The Governor said: “The consequences of these illegal practices have been that the federal revenue has gone down so much, the State revenue, also by extension, has equally gone down.”

The Governor said that the offence of illegal oil bunkering and refining is a very serious one, noting that “apart from being a national economic sabotage it has not helped matters in the determined efforts to reduce crime in the southern part of the country.”

Governor Uzodimma recalled that oil companies have of late bore the brunt of the nefarious activities of the operators of illegal refineries and those vandalizing oil pipelines and stealing crude oil in Nigeria.

He therefore reassured that “Government will do her best to continue to go against those in the illegal business to help conserve Federal Government revenue and by extension, that of the State, and as well bring sanity to the operating environment of oil companies in Nigeria.”

He expressed joy that so far the efforts of government and the security agencies in partnering to sanitize the environment against crime and criminality is yielding positive result.

The Governor pointed out that members of the syndicate were “caught on their various places of operations where they were practicing their activities on the various illegal deport they established for the refined oil.”

He explained that the value of what was found on members of the gang in terms of naira and kobo is huge and runs into “hundreds of millions of naira.” 

“The reassuring good news is that the culprits have confessed to the crime because they were caught in the act,” the Governor explained.

The Governor therefore thanked the security agencies “for a job well done” and enjoined them “not to relent”

He also urged the public to be vigilant and report any case of illegal practice “be it in oil or other security breaches to the security agencies for prompt action.”

Also Read; Nawao! dissolved Imo appointees sit tight at offices

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Jubilation in “Kpakpando” family over Izunaso’s call to Bar

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Members of Political family of Senator Osita Izunaso the Kpakpando have been thrown into jubilation as their Principal; Izunaso was yesterday called to Nigeria Bar. 

Some of the supporters of the Senator who spoke to Weekend Lead expressed gratitude to God for a successful completion of his studies included, Ford Ozurumba, Prince Nixon Okwara, Barr Jude Oduoma, Chief Jonas Edom amongst others.

Describing Izunaso as an accomplished politician, Ozurumba and Oduoma revealed that his coming out in flying colours both in the law school and the university have proved him as a determined personality.

They however prayed to God to grant him good health in his future endeavors. 

Also Read;   Nawao! dissolved Imo appointees sit tight at offices

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