The senator representing Anambra South senatorial district in the upper chamber of the National Assembly Ifeanyi Ubah, has debunked reports that he donated N1 billion to the funds geared towards fighting the coronavirus epidemic.
While saying that there was no iota of truth in the claims, which he described as unfounded, the business man-turned-politician said, “The story is not only unfounded, but very mischievous and should be disregarded as it is a dubious attempt to play on the collective intelligence of the general public.”
He said contrary to the report of his donating N1 billion, he was actually working to raise funds to help his constituents and his state, Anambra, to overcome the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ubah added, “For the records and purpose of clarity, I wish to disassociate myself from the purported donation and categorically state that at no point did I make N1 billion donation under any guise, whether cash, medical equipment or relief materials to the Federal Government.
“Rather, in my bid to complement the state government’s efforts in combating the COVID-19 pandemic, I have been championing the course of mobilizing well-meaning Anambrarians to donate money to build an isolation centre and two surge centres across the three senatorial districts in Anambra.
As the Senator representing Anambra South in the National Assembly, my primary responsibility is distilled to the safety and well being of Anambra South and Anambrarians in general.”