Senator Chris Anyanwu has said that she has since been given a clean bill of health by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) against the backdrop of the alleged treasury looting by the former National Security Adviser (NSA), retired Colonel Sambo Dasuki.
Senator Anyanwu, who reacted to report that she received and distributed N700 million to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members to prosecute the 2015 presidential election in Imo State, made it clear that such report was false.
A statement issued by her Media Assistant, Everest Ezihe, quoted the Senator as saying that she was neither a party official nor the presidential campaign coordinator for Imo State and, therefore, was in no position to collect or distribute funds on behalf of the party.
The statement said that the senator had already visited the EFCC office in Enugu and was allowed to go after questioning, insisting that she knew nothing about the allegations.
“This statement clarifies the position of Senator Chris Anyanwu following a series of enquiries by journalists, friends and well wishers, nationally and internationally, regarding newspaper stories today linking her name with collection or distribution of N700million allegedly given to Imo State PDP to prosecute the 2015 presidential election in the state.
“For the record, Senator Anyanwu was neither a party official nor the presidential campaign coordinator for Imo State and therefore was in no position to collect or distribute funds for and on behalf of the party or indeed the candidate.
“Consequently, let it be stated without ambiguity that Senator Chris 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.” [myad]