Anambra State governor Willie Obiano has responded to a statement on Wednesday where Imo State governor Rochas Okorocha likened their comparison to comparing Lionel Messi with school children (read here).
A press release by Obiano’s Media aide, Prince Oliver Okpala, goes thus:
“It is not in our tradition to respond to such issues but since silence in the face of such grave claims often amount to guilt, we are therefore duty bound to make our position known to properly guide the public.
“If a governor that has constructed countless number of roads and bridges, embarked on several rural electrification programmes, constructed uncountable number of schools, and health facilities as well as rid the entire Anambra State of crime and criminalities, is being termed clueless by Okorocha then there must be another meaning for cluelessness.
“Okorocha claimed that Obiano has taken Anambra state several kilometers backward, but the records are there to show who has taken his state backward.
“When serious Governors like Obiano are talking the likes of Okorocha should keep quiet. This is a Governor who has failed woefully to pay workers salaries. He is also heavily indebted to even pensioners who have spent their youth and strength to labour for the state, in their old age Okorocha’s’s government has abandoned them at this most critical time that they need the state. What an abomination!
“Rather than cast aspersion on Governor Obiano, he should borrow a leaf from his success story in good governance and from other performing governors even of APC such as Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos.
“Okorocha should key into President Mohammadu Buhari’s anti corruption fight and do so sincerely. His governance of Imo State has been a catastrophic and unmitigated disaster and he should therefore be told so.”
The whole back and forth issue started when Rochas claimed that 3 Southeast governors were ready to decamp to his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC). The citation didn’t go down with Obiano who was elected on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA)