Ex-vice president bets career on innocence

A FREE LUNCHWu said he would exhaust his wealth buying people banquets if anyone could prove him guilty of corruption or illegal dealings over the past 40 years

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 18, 2017
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter

Former vice president Wu Den-yih (吳敦義), who is running for the Chinese Nationalist

Former vice president Wu Den-yih speaks at a news conference yesterday in Taipei to launch a social media app for his Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) chairperson campaign. Photo: Wang Yi-song, Taipei Times

Party (KMT) chairmanship, yesterday sought to assuage allegations of bribery against him by staking his political career on his innocence, pledging to bow out of politics if he is found guilty.

Wu made the remarks on the sidelines of a news conference in Taipei for the launch of a social media account, again denying allegations by former KMT vice chairman Steve Chan (詹啟賢), who is also running for chairman, that KMT chairperson and representative candidates have offered money or banquets in exchange for votes.

“I have absolutely nothing to do with the alleged bribery. I loathe vote-buying and would never stoop so low as to do it myself. I have never even offered banquets,” Wu said, adding that he is willing to exhaust his wealth in treating people to banquets if he is found to have done anything illegal.    [FULL  STORY]

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