Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has described the ‘drunkard’ comment made by Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Senator Smart Adeyemi, as an ‘insult’, adding that the lawmaker went overboard.
Wike who stated this on Wednesday during a meeting with the Senate Committee on Niger-Delta at the Government House, Port Harcourt, said he wouldn’t have tolerated such comments if they were directed towards him.
The governor dared the Senator to make uncomplimentary comments about him and expect an instant reaction.
He noted that Adeyemi’s disparaging comment was in absolute disrespect to the entire people of Abia state.
“I watched the Senate plenary and even though you have immunity somebody will say a Governor is a drunkard.
“I was just watching the Senate President. He should have condemned it. How can he do that to a Governor? How can somebody stand up in the Senate simply because he has immunity and say a Governor is a drunkard?
“How can you stand-up and abuse a whole people that elected a drunkard. That was an insult. Anyways, that is Abia people. I wish he could say that to me one day. I will give it back,” Wike warned.
It would be recalled that Senator Adeyemi had during debate on the confirmation of the immediate past Service Chiefs as Non-Career Ambassadors, referred to the Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu as a “drunkard”.