Senator Rochas Okorocha, the lawmaker representing Imo-West Senatorial District, has said Nyesom Wike, Governor of Rivers State, is being dubbed as one of the most controversial politicians in Nigeria because of the political rascality and doggedness he exhibts.
Okorocha, who is a former governor of Imo State, said this during the commissioning of Rumueche/Rumuakunde Ohna Awuse Road in the Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State on Monday.
According to the former governor, he knows that he is also dubbed controversial but said his level should not be equated to that of Governor Wike because he (Okorocha) is “simple and decent”.
“You are one of the most controversial politicians in Nigeria because of your political rascality and doggedness and astuteness.
“I am here as your senior brother but please do not attribute me to the behavioural pattern of Wike. Rochas is simple and decent and I am not as controversial, though sometimes I am being tagged for those iberiberised politicians,” Okorocha said.
The senator, who visited the state on the invitation of Governor Wike, said he was shocked by the giant strides recorded in the state by the current administration upon his arrival in the state on Sunday.
He commended Governor Wike for ensuring government is a continuum, adding that despite the frosty relationship between him and his predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi, the current governor continued with projects delivered by the past administration.
Okorocha called on political leaders to emulate Wike, rather than destroy the projects embarked upon by others.
“On arrival since yesterday, I have made my personal inquiries. One of the shocking things you have done in Rivers State despite the Real Madrid Academy, The Fun Place, Mother And Child Hospital, the flyovers, one thing you have done is to make government a continuum.
“In other words, there is no difference between the past governor and present governor. By continuing to continue the projects of your predecessor, even when you are not the best of friends, this is highly commendable,” he said.