Obiano bombs Obiano again, says he is talking under influence of alcohol reports that the media war between the Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha and his Anambra state counterpart continued yesterday with the former describing Governor Willie Obiano as reacting under the influence of alcohol.
Governor Okorocha who reacted through his chief press secretary,Sam Onwuemeodo said that ordinarily he wouldn't have reacted to Obianos claims but since the statements he described as callous from a governor decided to react.
Governor Okorocha said " To us in Imo, we saw that Statement as callous especially when it was from a governor. And we had no option than to react to it to prove that such careless statement was uncalled for"
Governor Okorocha insisted that he would not bandy words with Governor Obiano but rather would challenge him with his achievements in the state.
He said "We then Challenged Obiano to publish his achievements in Anambra State for four years and let Okorocha publish his own achievements in Imo for five years since leadership is all about service to God and service to humanity"
Further he said "We still maintain our Challenge on Governor Obiano to publish his achievements as governor in Anambra and let Okorocha also do the same.
"Again, with the way Governor Obiano had talked both in the first and second attacks, it is easy to conclude that the Anambra governor was not the one talking but “S.O”, which he fancies a lot.
Correcting earlier claims by Governor Obiano that he  his life abroad  Okorocha said that "he never lived overseas,has lived all his life in this country. His wealth and popularity are all products of hard work and Gods’ 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"
Explaining his popularity Okorocha said " 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”.
Continuing he said " 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. Owerri the Imo State Capital today has eight-lane roads Courtesy of Okorocha in his urban renewal programme, Douglas House has been remodeled and given a facelift, two fly-overs, three tunnels, 500 kilometres of urban roads, International Convention Centre, (IICC), and remodeling of all the premier Schools, all in Owerri, the State Capital"
While further explaining on his achievement Onwuemeodo said "Okorocha has built new Universities including Eastern Palm University Ogboko, Aboh Mbaise/Ngor-Okpala University of Agriculture & Vetinary medicine, Ihitte Uboma College of Education, Imo College of Advanced Studies, 800 kilometres of rural roads, 305 Upstair School buildings in the 305 wards in the State, 27 General Hospitals.
"Sam Mbakwe Airport is today International Cargo Airport, the free education programme in Imo has remained productive that the State has maintained her lead in JAMB Applications and admissions since 2012. The record is there for verification. The School enrolment has gone from 280,000 in 2011 to 800,000 in 2015 because of the free education. The Poverty level in the State in 2011 was 57% but in 2015 it came down to 19 percent, according to United Nations report, because parents now channel the money they would have used to pay fees to other economic ventures.
Onwuemeodo described Obiano's attack on Okorocha as "what the Igbos would regard as Ikuonu (talking frivolities) when he talked about Salaries. A conscious governor should be making valid Statements. Okorocha has paid Salaries up to December 2016. This is verifiable and we stand to be contradicted. We have also cleared arrears of Pensions up to December 2016 based on the understanding with Pensioners in the State. It is left for Obiano to do the needful by publishing his achievements and stop shying away from this people-oriented Challenge"
"All our Claims are verifiable. Okorocha has about two thousand projects scattered in all the nooks and crannies of the State and we are itching to use this opportunity offered by Willie Obiano noise to show-case them"Okorocha said.
"We are not concerned about noise-making occasioned by “S.O.”. We are waiting for Obiano to publish his achievements in Anambra State. If he fails to do that, we will go ahead to publish ours. The era of too much noise is gone since action speaks louder than words" Okorocha concludes.

Obiano bombs Obiano again, says he is talking under influence of alcohol Obiano bombs Obiano again, says he is talking under influence of alcohol Reviewed by Odogwu Emeka Odogwu on Thursday, February 02, 2017 Rating: 5

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