I never borrowed N50m from Arthur Eze, it was campaign donation — Andy Uba

Andy Uba, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2021 Anambra Gubernatorial Election has reacted to the news of the impoundment of his automobiles over-indebtedness to Prince Authur Eze’s company, Oranto Petroleum.

The former Senator representing Anambra South Senatorial zone said he never borrowed the N50 million from Prince Arthur Eze but the latter had donated it to support his election campaign in 2015.

Uba stated in a press statement that: “For the avoidance of doubt, I never borrowed N50million from Prince Arthur Eze.

“Both of us only attended a church service at St. James Anglican Church Uga, Aguata L.G.A, Anambra State during my senatorial campaign, in the build-up to 2015 general elections.

“In the course of the said church service, Prince Arthur Eze donated N50 million to support my senatorial political campaign on the altar and the entire congregant was engulfed with joy and happiness which made the officiating priest extend a warm handshake of gratitude and appreciation for his kind gesture.”

Uba stated that even though he had thanked Eze for the gesture in the church for the donation, he equally sent a letter of appreciation dated 22 February 2015 to him. He wondered how Eze turned around to tag the money a loan.

“I was dumbfounded, surprised and flabbergasted having learnt that my bosom friend and brother, had through his company Oranto Petroleum Limited, through which the said cheque of N50million was drawn had filed an action one year after at the High Court of Anambra State, Aguata division sitting at Ekwulobia.

He said he had filed a defence, but was later persuaded to settle out of court with the oil magnate by a mutual friend, and was surprised that a judgement to that effect was recently executed.

“I was deeply astonished and shocked beyond bone marrow when I learnt that my brother and mutual friend, Prince Arthur Eze despite his undertakings at the meeting had reneged his promises.

“It is shocking and baffling how a man will stand on the sacred altar of God and donate to the political aspiration and campaign of his brother, of which the officiating priest extended a warm handshake of gratitude and later turn around to deny it.”

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