A former chairman of Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo State, Frank Onwumere, has denied writing a petition over the alleged misappropriation of N2 billion given by the presidential candidate of Labour party, Peter Obi, to churches under the umbrella of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).
Onwumere said in a statement on Sunday that he never authored such petition and did not authorise anyone to do so on his behalf.
His statement read, “My attention has been drawn to a petition with the above subject matter purportedly written by one Pastor Frank Onwumere of Dominion Center International.
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“I wish to use this medium to inform the public, my associates, friends and family, that I, Hon. Pastor Frank Alozie Onwumere, did not author the said petition and did not authorize anybody to do so on my behalf.
“Please be informed that:
1. I am not a member of Dominion Center International and have never had any relationship with the organisation.
2. The author of the petition is not known to me.
“Please be assured that it is not in my character to malign any person or institution, let alone revered religious bodies.”