By Ifeanyi Ndukwe
Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, has debunked the allegation that his administration spent a total sum of 3.5 billion Naịra on vote buying in the House of Assembly Elections in the state.
The Professor of Economics made this known through the Press Secretary, Mr. Christian Aburime, who debunked the allegation in a statement he issued to newsmen on Monday in which he described the allegation as baseless, untrue, despicable and illogical.
According to him, the allegation was made by the International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law (Intersociety), an organisation, he said, did not serve any useful purpose to society, while its members had a track record of blackmailing people over the years.
Aburime also faulted the allegation on the background that it was coming at a time of acute shortage of cash due to the Federal Government’s Naira Redesign Policy, which, he said, sadly exposed ‘the devilish intentions of the writer’ and called on members of the public to disregard the allegations as false,
‘Governor Soludo does not need to buy votes to win elections. He is a democrat who enjoys the overwhelming support of the good people of Anambra State.
‘The false claims by the author(s) are figment of their imagination and should be disregarded by Ndi Anambra and the general public,’ he said.
The results of the Assembly Elections saw APGA winning a majority of the seats with 16 local government areas, while LP and PDP won 7 and 4 seats respectively. YPP won 3 seats.