Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State has said his 2019 electioneering campaigns was never bankrolled by Mr.Augustine Chika Odionyenma.
Mr.Odionyenma is one of the 76 suspects declared wanted by Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, for alleged wire transfer
A statement signed by Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr.Chibuike Onyeukwu, reads:
“It has become necessary to disclaim as false and malicious, a report in the social media that the 2019 electioneering campaign of His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha CON, Governor of Imo State was bankrolled by Mr. Augustine Chika Odionyenma, who is reported to have been implicated by the Federal Bureau of Information (FBI) of the United States of America for offences connected with money laundering and wire transfer.
“His Excellency was not aware if he is invloved in any form of crime or being investigated for financial crimes.
“We are not unaware that the false report is sponsored by some elements who have held Imo State down over the years and are known to have perpertrated various fraudulent acts. Their attempt to malign the hard earned reputation and integrity of His Excellency has already failed
“Nigerians have received the malicious report with disbelief, given the credibility and upright trajectory of His Excellency who is a role model to the younger generations.