Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has described his Anambra State counterpart, Willie Obiano as a noisemaker.
Okorocha also said that Obiano had not done anything to improve Anambra since becoming governor.
The Imo governor made the comments via a statement released by his media aide, Sam Onwuemeodo.
The statement reads in part:
“We still maintain our challenge on Governor Obiano to publish his achievements as governor in Anambra and let Okorocha also do the same. Governor Okorocha has never lived overseas. He has lived all his life in this country. His wealth and popularity are all products of hard work and God’s grace.”
“And it is an enviable record that a man of his status has never been associated with any corrupt practice in this country either by an individual or by a group. Leveraging on his hard earned popularity, Okorocha defeated an incumbent governor in 2011 on the platform of APGA that had no structure, before he came on board and with the incumbent then, enjoying massive federal might.
“And in 2015, he joined the merger from a zone that could be regarded as the ‘headquarters’ of the PDP. He resisted all the storms, including the federal might that was deployed against him and was elected for second term. They could only give him the name “Alhaji in Douglas House.”
“Obiano is a governor. Okorocha is a governor. Let them begin the contest by publishing their achievements in their respective states for Nigerians to see. It is not a noise-making venture or name-calling enterprise.
“Anambra State has remained as Obiano met it. Awka, the state capital has remained as Obiano met it. Government House Awka has remained like that. Let him prove us wrong. That is what we want to achieve.”
Okorocha and Obiano have been involved in a war of words since the Imo governor said that three South-East governors were planning to join the All Progressives Congress (APC).