Reports emerged Friday on how a gubernatorial aspirant of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the forthcoming election in Anambra State Hon. Tony Nwoye and his billionaire sponsor Prince Arthur Eze allegedly reached an agreement on how to share positions after the election.
The Nsugbe born aspirant, according to the purported agreement, allegedly agreed to allow Prince Eze have 10 commissioners, as well as 30 percent of the state’s internally generated revenue (IGR) if he wins the election.
In the document, which was made available to DailyPost, the two parties agreed to articles of the agreement drafted by an Enugu based lawyer, Godwin Ike Esq., of Ike & Ike Assosiates, due to the level of financial support given to Nwoye by the billionaire.
According to the document, on assumption of office, Nwoye will allow Eze nominate 10 commissioners, including choice ministries, such as Finance, Attorney-General, Local Government and Chieftancy Affairs, as well as Education.
Asides this, Nwoye also purportedly agreed to allocate about 30 percent of the Anambra’s IGR to his godfather.
Attempts to reach Nwoye or his Director General of campaign failed, as they were said to be busy making arrangements for the party’s primaries slated for Saturday, 26th August 2017.
Meanwhile, Prince Arthur Eze has disassociated himself from the said agreement, describing the document as ”fake” and ”handiwork of criminals.”
In a chat with DailyPost from his London home Friday night, the Nigerian Billionaire said, those peddling the rumours were aspirants who knew they would lose the election, hence, they resorted to blackmail.
He said,”It is a handiwork of criminals. The criminals are going about writing nonsense.
”I challenge them to come out and prove it. I give government money, government doesn’t give me money.
”When there was a flood menace in Nigeria, I gave federal government N1bn. I have sponsored many governors. My asset is bigger than Anambra and the whole South East governors.
”Those peddling the rumours know that they are going to loose the APC primaries tomorrow. That is why they resort to blackmail. How can I touch poor people’s money? I am not a tax collector.
”God will punish me if I touch poor people’s money. The one God gave to me is enough for me. I am one of the oil producers in Nigeria and in Africa.
”It is a fraud. I never signed any agreement with anybody and I will never sign.”
He said he had reported the case to the Police in Anambra, adding, ”they are investigating.”