Former Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha has described Nyesom Wike, the Rivers State Governor as one of the most controversial politicians in the country.
Okorocha made this remark when speaking on Monday during the commissioning of Rumueche/Rumuakunde Ohna Awuse Road in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State.
“You are one of the most controversial politicians in Nigeria because of your political rascality and doggedness and astuteness,” he said.
“I am here as your senior brother but please do not attribute me to the behavioral 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 went on to praise Wike on the development he has brought about in Rivers State.
He also saluted the Rivers helmsman for continuing the project of his predecessor despite their differences.
“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.”