The Governor of Anambra State, Charles Soludo has debunked the reports going viral that he spent about N3.5 billion in last Saturday’s election to influence voters for the majority seats in his party, the All Progressives Grand Alliance in the state’s House of Assembly.
NIgeria Tribune said that the Chairman Board of Trustees of a rights group, International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law, Mr Emeka Umeagbalasi had earlier before Saturday poll alleged Soludo of using the state’s fund of up to N3.5bn to induce voters in the state.
Umeagbalasi claimed that the money was shared to various stakeholders in the state for disbursement, accordingly.
Why refuting the allegation, the press secretary to the governor, Mr. Christian Aburime, on Monday, said the allegation is satanic, baseless, despicable and illogical.
According to him, “The attention of the Government of Anambra State has been drawn to a false publication being peddled in some sections of the media bordering on the above headline.
“The satanic report alleging that Governor Chukwuma Charles Soludo-led administration spent a whopping 3.5 billion naira to execute the State House of Assembly election is not only untrue but highly despicable and illogical.
“The allegation is further baseless against the background that it is coming at a time of acute shortage of cash due to the Federal Government Naira Redesign Policy which sadly exposes the devilish intentions of the writer(s).
“Ndi Anambra are advised to disregard the non-existent International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law (Intersociety) who made the said allegations. The people behind this organization have been known to be serial blackmailers over the years who do not serve any useful purpose to society.
“Governor Soludo does not need to buy votes to win the election. He is a Democrat who enjoys the overwhelming support of the good people of Anambra State.
“The bogus claims by the author(s) are figments of their imagination and should be disregarded by Ndi Anambra and the general public.”