The Labour Party governorship candidate in Imo State, Athan Achonu, has said that no amount of persuasion would make him drop his governorship ambition.
Achonu said this on Friday during an interview on Channels Television.
His affirmation comes amid speculations that he is only a placeholder and would be bought off soon.
However, Achonu said no amount of money is worth his governorship ambition adding that even if the incumbent Governor, Hope Uzodimma, offers him $100 million he will still refuse to vacate his position as the party’s candidate.
He said, “The people of Imo already know the truth. They are following me. How can I be a placeholder for Hope Uzodimma? Give me $1 million? That’s not possible.
“I have been around in this country. I am very well known. I can say that for myself. So, I have a reputation in this country. I am a man of integrity. Hope Uzodimma can’t buy me even with $100 million. It is not possible. Nobody can buy me. Money can’t buy me.
“So, they said if I abandon them, they would not have any place to go. That’s why I really went into that race. I didn’t want to run for governor”.