The Director-General of Imo State People’s Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Council, PCC, Greg Egu has denied fleeing with N99million belonging to the council.
Egu declared the allegation made by one Frank Nwaete as a libellous falsehood and idiotic fabrication.
In a statement signed by the Administrative Secretary of the PCC, Gozie Nwachukwu, Egu admitted that the PCC in Abuja released money to the Imo PCC on December 15, 2022.
According to the former member of the House of Representatives, the money was for the procurement, setting up equipment, printing, dissemination and distribution of publicity materials and logistics for the hosting of the rally of the party on December 16.
Egu disclosed that he rebuffed all entreaties by a leader of the party for the money to be brought to his house or to be handed over to his surrogates.
He said he directed that the money be lodged at a branch of a commercial bank for safe keeping, a directive that was complied with.
The DG further disclosed that a meeting was held on same December 15 at the Owerri residence of the former governor, Emeka Ihedioha where a template on disbursement of the money was agreed upon.
Egu added that the money was disbursed in accordance with the template, stressing that local government chairmen of the party, women leaders, youth leaders, designated campaign committee deputy directors, vendors and other service providers collected their allocated funds and duly signed for the funds.
The DG said there was no time he or his members of staff was missing or could not be reached on phone.
While denying fleeing with the money, he requested to know from his traducer whether he wants names of persons who collected the money and how much they collected to be published to further expose the falsehood in his allegation.
He dismissed Nwaete’s allegation as unfounded, saying it was contrived by persons who want his job for their boys.
Egu enjoined mischief-makers and those still hurting from the outcome of the cancellation of their list of PCC members to eschew infighting and genuinely join hands with the Imo PCC to ensure victory for the party and its candidate on February 25, 2023.
The DG expressed gratitude to Ndi-Imo from the 27 local government areas of the state for turning out in large number to welcome and show solidarity to the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku during the rally.
He assured Imolites and Nigerians that the Imo PCC would not be distracted or waver in its resolve to rescue the country.