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Alleged Attack On Yahaya Bello: Apologise Now, APC Tells Abaribe

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The All Progressives Congress, APC has demanded an apology from Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe, over an alleged unprovoked attack on Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello.

The governing party equally demanded that the Senator representing Abia North, should retract defamatory statements made against the governor or be prepared to substantiate same in Court.

This was contained in a statement titled, ‘APC to PDP: Tell Abaribe to retract and apologise for his lies against Governor Bello, Senator Smart,’ signed by the acting National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Yekini Nabena, in Abuja, on Monday.

Recall that Senator Smart Adeyemi (APC, Kogi), had in an attempt to get at his fellow Senator from Abia State, Eyinnaya Abaribe, on the floor of the Senate, described the Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu as a drunkard.

Adeyemi spoke against the backdrop of an alleged verbal attack on the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, by Abaribe.

The PDP joined the fray when in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, demanding that Adeyemi, withdrew his statements and tender apologies to the government and people of Abia State, for the unprovoked attack on their governor.

In response, Nabena in his statement, on Monday, said, “We are not surprised that the PDP will pedal falsehood in an attempt to conceal well known and documented truth.

“A careful perusal of the facts on ground shows clearly that Senator Adeyemi’s response was initiated by Abaribe’s unbridled and unprovoked utterances on the floor of the Senate.

Nabena claimed that attempts were earlier made by Adeyemi and his colleagues from Kogi State, to make Abaribe withdraw his disparaging remarks about Yahaya Bello to no avail.

According to him, it was Abaribe’s failure to make amends that led to Adeyemi’s reaction on the Senate floor.

When contacted, National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, said, “We will not dignify an impostor with a response. This is the same man even his fellow party man, the Minister of Information, who is by far his senior, told the world is an impostor whose views are not representative of the APC.”

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