Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu Monday described Senator Smart Adeyemi as 'a mad man'.
Ikpeazu who spoke as special guest of honour at the unveiling of a book written by the Minority Leader of the Senate, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, titled: “Made in Aba” declared there was no need to begrudge a mad man.
Ikpeazu spoke in response to Senator Adeyemi's reference to him as a “drunkard” on the floor of the Senate last week.
The governor also guoted the words of Professor Chinua Achebe in one of his novels 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 explained he would not drink alcohol and neither would he begrudge those who would.