NATIONAL coordinator of the All Progressives Grand Alliance Media Warriors Forum, Chinedu Obigwe, has alleged that four serving Anambra state Commissioners and 12 lawmakers were offered N300m to defect to the All Progressives Congress.
He said they were also asked to destabilise the state as part of their instructions for the largesse.
Obigwe stated this in a statement made available to journalists in Awka, on Thursday.
He said, “More information on how the six lawmakers, four serving commissioners and others were lured with N300m to be part of the plot to set Anambra on fire, has been uncovered.
“We reliably gathered that the six lawmakers that defected to APC were given N300m bribe money to share.
“They are not alone because our information revealed that six other lawmakers, four serving commissioners and others got their own share of the N300m.
“The assignment given to them to deliver is to destabilise our peaceful state and set it on fire to pave way for the emergence of their principal to emerge as the next governor of the state.”
In response, the state APC chairman, Chief Basil Ejidike who dismissed the allegations as laughable, said, “It’s the song of a sinking ship. Nobody should take them seriously. APGA has failed in the state; and everybody is deserting the party because it has failed.”
One of the affected lawmakers, Nonso Okafor, said “What a funny and cheap blackmail. He who alleges, proves. I would rather pay to leave on principle than be paid.”