Senator Chris Anyanwu on Friday distanced herself from collecting and distributing N700m to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members for the purpose of manipulating results during the 2015 general election in IMO State.
She said she did not collect any money to prosecute the 2015 presidential election in Imo State.
In a statement issued by her Media Assistant, Everest Ezihe, the Senator said she should not be linked with N700m she purportly collected as reported by the media.
She noted 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.
She said: “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 N700m 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.”