THE husband of defeated district board candidate Chan Yui-hung yesterday told Sha Tin Court he was telling the truth in posters that accused rival Kan Chung-nin of handing out cakes and sweets in last September's elections. Lam Fai-lun, 28, who acted as his wife's campaign manager, was accused of publishing false statements about the winning candidate in the Lek Yuen constituency, Kan Chung-nin. He denied the charge, which alleges that statements on the poster reflected on the character or conduct of Mr Kan with the purpose of affecting the vote. The defendant admitted that he put up posters accusing Mr Kan of giving cakes to voters and residents' organisations in an attempt to buy votes, the court heard. He told the court that when campaigning for his wife, some residents mistook him for Mr Kan's canvasser and expected him to give them cakes and sweets. The posters said Mr Kan's alleged illegal activities had drawn the attention of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), the court heard. But when prosecutor David Chan attempted to ask the defendant about that point, defence lawyer Geoffrey Chang protested that it was unfair. Mr Chang said that his client could not be expected to answer questions about an investigation. He said that the ICAC had refused to reveal whether an inquiry had taken place. And he accused prosecutor Mr Chan of trying to trick the defendant. The trial before magistrate Kevin Ball continues on May 25.