Senator Chris Anyanwu has debunked a report linking her to N700 million allegedly given to Imo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to prosecute the 2015 Presidential Election in the state.
This is contained in a press statement signed by her media assistant, Everest Ezihe. The lawmaker pointed out that she was neither a party official nor the Presidential Campaign Coordinator for Imo State and therefore was not in position to collect or distribute funds for and on behalf of the party or the candidate.
“Consequently, let it be stated without ambiguity that Senator Anyanwu did not witness the collection of any money
belonging to the PDP for the purpose of prosecuting the 2015 Presidential Elections in Imo State and therefore could not have been involved in its distribution in any form, directly or indirectly,” she said.
According to the statement, the senator had visited EFCC offices in Enugu where she made her position clear to the officials of the commission and was subsequently allowed to go.
“It is true that Senator Anyanwu was at some point nominated as one of two “persons of integrity” to oversight certain aspects of the activities of the Presidential Campaign Team in Imo State but she was never given
the opportunity to play this role. Consequently, she was completely sidelined and shielded from all financial transaction and discussions.
“Senator Chris Anyanwu did not collect any money for the 2015 elections from any bank and she did not witness the
collection of any money by anybody from such a bank. “It is not beyond the investigation skills of the EFCC to track the alleged disbursements in order to arrive at the truth about who collected what, where, when and how.
“She will also be happy to assist the EFCC with whatever information at her disposal to help the
process of getting to the truth about campaign funding for the Imo State,” the statement read.