"Governor Obiano is not my mate" - Gov Rochas Okorocha

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has said that he is not on the same level with his Anambra State colleague, Willie Obiano. Okorocha said further that comparing him with Obiano would be like comparing legendary footballer, Lionel Messi with the left wing player of Mbieri Secondary school.
The Imo governor made the comment via a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Sam Onwuemeodo.

Okorocha and Obiano are at loggerheads over the Imo governor’s claim that three South-East governors are planning to join the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Governor of Anambra state, Dr Willie Obiano Governor of Anambra state, Dr Willie Obiano

The statement reads in part:
“That kind of motor park language was unexpected from a governor of a state who answers His Excellency, even when the Anambra governor did not explain what he meant by that. In what way was Governor Okorocha not an example of what a leader should be?”
“Governor Okorocha’s claim was a healthy one, expected to provoke sound debates, which is the beauty of democracy. Governors with ideas and the right exposure gave their polite reactions, but the one without ideas (Obiano) took to insults. Only men with nothing to offer in terms of ideas take delight in insulting others. Men of ideas do not insult others.
“Leadership is all about ideas and service. Luckily enough, Obiano has been governor for almost four years while Okorocha has also been governor for five years now. Let Obiano publish his achievements in Anambra State even with high IGR, and let Governor Okorocha also publish his achievements in Imo. Then, we take off from there.
“As governor, Owelle Okorocha came up with ideas and popular policies like free education at all levels which has been working well in Imo, Community Government Councils (CGC), urban renewal programme, Ikuola Nkwu, Imo Air, massive road networks, building of universities, infrastructural revolution, and so many others. Let Governor Obiano mention at least one programme his government in Anambra State is known for, almost four years as governor.
“We may at this point, challenge journalists from the South-East to embark on project tours of Imo and Anambra and make their findings known to the public. Obiano, no doubt, has taken Anambra State several kilometres backward, while in Imo, Okorocha has raised the bar of leadership or governance.

“To say the least, comparing Okorocha with Obiano is like comparing Messi of Barcelona FC with the left wing player of Mbieri Secondary in Mbaitolu LGA of Imo State.”
Okorocha had earlier said that only the APC could guarantee members of the Igbo tribe a shot at the presidency.