Anambra State Governor Chukwuma Soludo says the allegation that his government spent N3.5 billion to win the House of Assembly election is satanic.
He described International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law as non-existent and serial blackmailers.
Prof. Soludo spoke yesterday through his Press Secretary, Mr. Chris Aburime, in a statement made available to reporters in Awka.
He said his party, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), was popular in the state and didn’t require inducement to win any election.
The statement said: “The attention of the state government has been drawn to a false publication being peddled in some sections of the media.
“The satanic report alleging that Governor Soludo-led administration spent a whopping N3.5 billion to execute the House of Assembly election is not only untrue, but also highly despicable and illogical.
“The allegation is baseless, against the background that it is coming at a time of acute shortage of cash due to Federal Government’s Naira Redesign Policy, which sadly exposes the devilish intentions of the writer(s).
“Ndi Anambra are advised to disregard the non-existent International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law (Intersociety), who made the said allegations.
“The people behind this organisation have been known to be serial blackmailers over the years, who do not serve any useful purpose to the society.
“Governor Soludo does not need to buy votes to win election. He is a democrat, who enjoys the support of the good people of Anambra State.
“The bogus claims by the author(s) are figment of their imagination and should be disregarded by Ndi Anambra and the public.”