The Enugu West senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mrs. Juliet Ibekaku-Nwagwu, has debunked the reports that she received N500 million from Senator Ike Ekweremadu to quit the senatorial race.
According to NAN, Ibekaku-Nwagwu, in a statement in Enugu on Monday, said that the purported deal and advance payment was a case of desperation by her political detractors, who were already frustrated after all efforts to sabotage her ambition failed.
She stressed that her vision for a better Enugu West had been articulated in her four-point agenda, adding that through the agenda, she would influence industrialization, job creation, improved health care services and improved education sector.
She said, “I did not broker or establish any accord at Nwanjoku’s wedding, which led to N500 million deal or purported N300 million advance payment to me.
“The concoction is hollow, cheap and laughable. Team Ibekaku is on a divine Mission.
“The sum of N500 million is not worth the determination of my ambition to salvage the 16 years of wasteful and visionless leadership in Enugu West.
“I will work with all Enugu West people to secure the future of our people that have been under bondage for 16 years.
“We urge those masquerades perpetrating these acts of violence to desist from it.
“They should not take our efforts to allow peace to reign for granted.
“I and my team will remain focused and will dwell on issues rather than on trivialities and cheap blackmail.”