Ekpo Okemin, Umuahia
National Deputy Chairman of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Uchenna
Okogbuo has urged Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state to ignore his Imo counterpart because responding to his remarks is like making a puppy a barking dog.
Okogbuo stated this in an interview with our correspondent in his country home in Uzuakoli in Bende Local Government Area of Abia State,
He said Okorocha was trying to distract Obiano from tracts of achievements.
According to him, “Obiano should not respond to him anymore because the whole world is already responding to Okorocha on his behalf. I mean the whole world I m not saying Nigerians only.”
He said, “We look at the attacks on him by the Governor of Imo State, Owelle Anayo Rochas Okorocha as distractions. And to start with anybody who knows Okorocha should not take him serious.
Continuing, the Mkpunechemba of Ngwu Uzuakoli, added “So talking much about this is a distraction and he enjoys it. Okorocha must have been enjoying it because he believes that he is talking to a first class governor.”
Okogbuo said until Okorocha got the APGA ticket to contest the governorship election in 2011, he had gone to virtually every party in the country looking for their endorsement and none could consider him even for a councilorship.
“But when he came to APGA, because APGA is known to listen to people, we listened to his cries, we listened to how he had gone round the whole country and nobody gave him attention. That was how he got the ticket,” he added.
The chairman said Okorocha displayed his true character when he defected from the party to the All Peoples Congress (APC) in a matter of months after he assumed office, questioning whether such a person could be taken as serious.
To him, Obiano is a governor with track record, who, “If you look at his person and go through his records, you will know that he has always been a go-getter. He has always been focused and making sure he gets things done and done right too.”
He said that Obiano would be re-elected into the office because his records in office are there to speak for him, adding that rather create a new course he had remained on the one created by his predecessor in office, Mr. Peter Obi.
He noted that Obiano had not only delivered on his campaign promises among which is security of lives and property, but had also raised the state’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of the state.