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Sen. Chris Anyanwu has denied any involvement in the collection or sharing of the sum of N700 million allegedly given to the Imo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, by the Goodluck Jonathan administration to prosecute the 2015 presidential election in the state.
Anyanwu in her reaction to the media report said that she was neither a party official nor the presidential campaign coordinator for Imo State, and therefore was in no position to collect or disburse funds for and on behalf of the party or indeed the candidate.
In a statement issued yesterday in Owerri by her media assistant, Everest Ezihe, the former senator who represented Imo West senatorial district in the upper chamber of the National Assembly said she was not privy to the collection or disbursing any such money.
The statement read: “I 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.
“It is true that I 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 I was never given the opportunity to play this role.
“Consequently, I was completely sidelined and shielded from all financial transactions and discussions.”
The former senator added that “it is not beyond the investigative 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, however, disclosed she visited the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, zonal office in Enugu where she equally made her position clear to the officials and was allowed to go home.
To further ascertain her innocence, Anyanwu promised to volunteer herself to assist the EFCC with whatever information at her disposal to help the process of getting to the truth about campaign funding for Imo State.

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