by Dolapo Adelana
A former governor of Enugu, Sullivan Chime has said he has no case with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Chime, who spoke from Enugu said he was once invited by the agency in respect of funds related to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“In two months time, I would have been two years out of office. I am not aware of any case I have with the EFCC. They invited me once in respect of party funds.
“They wanted to know what happened to the money sent to Enugu PDP by the party headquarters and I went and told them what happened,” he said.
Still speaking on the funds, Chime said, “I will be glad to see the day I will be prosecuted as a leader of the party in the state for accepting or receiving money from the same PDP, our parent body, to fund our elections.
“We were told the PDP raised about N21 billion for the elections and we got part of it. Would I have funded the elections with state funds?
“If government is now saying the money you got is not from the fundraising of the party but stolen we do not know. Nobody is in a position to verify that,” he said.
Chime said that if the government had established that the money was stolen “let them catch the people that stole it as that was not the first time we were given money to fund elections”.
“The American elections have come and gone and we saw how they raised and used money.
“I do not see how you can punish anybody for using party money for the purpose it was meant for,” he said.
The former governor who quit the PDP on Friday for the APC his defection had nothing to do with any case he had with the agency.
“I have been accused of being the owner of The Polo Malls; I have been accused of being the owner of Park and Shop. I have been accused of being the owner of Golden Royale Hotel.
“I have been accused of being the owner of The Dome and anything good in Enugu but the EFCC has not written me in respect of those other allegations,” Chime said.
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