The Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, was caught dancing whilst being sprayed with wads of naira notes; just hours after he suspended his Chief of Staff, ACB Agbazuere, for the same offence.
1st News had reported Ikpeazu ordered the Permanent Secretary, Government House, Alozie Odoemelam, to perform the duties of the office of Chief of Staff until further notice.
This was contained in a statement issued on Sunday, December 6, by the Secretary to the State Government, Barrister Chris Ezem.
“Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has directed the immediate suspension from office of the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Dr ACB Agbazuere,” he said.
1st News gathered this development might be connected with a viral video; where Agbazuere was seen spraying cash on Prophet Chukwuemeka Odumeje, popularly known as Indaboski.
However, in this latest video, the Abia Governor was filmed dancing merrily; together with some members of staff in the Government House.
The governor’s office is yet to issue any press release regarding this recent development.
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Meanwhile, the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has revealed that desperate people dubiously made efforts to politicise his handling of the #EndSARS protests in the state.
Wike made these comments when he hosted leaders of the Northern Elders Forum led by its Chairman, Professor Ango Abdullahi at Government House, Port Harcourt.
Speaking further during the meeting with the Northern Elders Forum, Governor Wike said his government will not undermine any ethnic group resident in the state.
Furthermore, he lauded the NEF for the visit to ascertain what actually happened during the #EndSARS protest in Rivers State.
Wike said; “It is not in doubt, we have known our relationship before now with the North. All of us know the relationship between our region and the Northern part of the country.
“The #EndSARS protest was very peaceful in Rivers State. Oyigbo Local Government is one of the biggest in terms of population in the state. Miscreants woke up one morning because people are doing the #EndSARS protest and began to kill innocent people.
“They burnt down police stations, killed police officers and soldiers, and destroyed courts.
“When you say ‘what you’re doing is wrong, we can’t allow it’, they say you’re against a particular ethnic group. How can that be? That action almost led to big violence between this group and that group. I am the governor of the state, how can I allow my state to be a centre of war? That can’t happen,” Governor Wike concluded.