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Don't distracted by critics, Obasanjo tells Okorocha

By The Citizen
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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday advised the Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha, not to allow criticism divert his attention from the development of his state.

Obasanjo said the more good he did, the more criticisms he would attract, citing Jesus Christ as an example.

The former president spoke at the wedding of the governor's first daughter, Uloma, and husband, Uche Nwosu, at the Holy Cross Catholic Church, Aladinma, Owerri.

Mr Nwosu is the Imo Commissioner for Lands and Survey.

The former president, who said Mr Okorocha was bound to receive criticisms, urged him to remain focused on the programmes and policies of his administration aimed at developing the state.

The former president noted that Jesus was an epitome of goodness, yet he was crucified by his enemies.

He commended Mr Okorocha for believing in and preaching the unity of the country, an attitude he said was the hallmark of a progressive leader.

Earlier, Mr Okorocha stressed the need for unity in the country, adding that the support he had received from people from all parts the country showed that Nigerians were becoming more united.

'I received supports and gifts from almost all the governors, including those that were represented. In fact, Nigeria is matching forward and very soon we will become the greatest nation in mankind if we continue like this,' he said.