Jonathan bribed pastors with N7bn, not N6bn – Cleric

More facts appear to be emerging on the allegation by Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, that President Goodluck Jonathan gave pastors across the country N6bn tovote against the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Maj-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari(retd.), in the presidential election.
A Borno-based Pastor, Kallamu Musa-Dikwa, said on
Thursday that the money that was given to pastors by the
President was actually N7bn and not N6bn as alleged by
Amaechi, who doubles as the Director-General of the APC
Presidential Campaign Organisation.
Amaechi had alleged that unnamed leaders of the Peoples
Democratic Party paid N6bn to Christian clerics to campaign
against Buhari and the APC.
The governor’s allegation caused a stir among the Christian
clerics, with the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria and the
Northern State Christian Elders Forum asking Amaechi to
name the church leaders, who collected the huge bribe.
But Musa-Dikwa, who is the Executive Director of the Voice
of Northern Christian Movement, told journalists in Kaduna
on Thursday that the said money was channelled through
the Christian Association of Nigeria.
He said the CAN got the said money(N7bn) on January 26,
2015 and disbursed N3m to each State Chairmen of the CAN
across the country.
Musa-Dikwa, who was an Associate Pastor with the E. Y. N.
Church, Farm Centre, Dikwa Road, Maiduguri, Borno State,
under Rev. Emmanuel Kwajihe between 2002 and 2004, said
the CAN had started threatening Christians in the state
(Borno) that they must re-elect Jonathan in the rescheduled
He said, “It was N7bn that was given to the CAN leadership
by President Goodluck Jonathan. They(CAN) later disbursed
N3m to the State Chairmen of the CAN.
“The money was handed over to the CAN Leadership on 26th
January, 2015.”
“Actually, President Jonathan is using CAN President, and it
was the CAN President who collected the monies and shared
N3m to the CAN executives in each state.
“And some Pentecostal Bishops also collected their share.
Actually, the money is not N6bn, it is N7bn. This is what I
know. One of the CAN officials from Abuja told me that they
have collected the money. The corruption in CAN is terrible.
They are corrupting the body of Christ because of money.
“They are now threatening Christians in Borno State that
they will deal with anybody, who refuses to vote for
Jonathan. And the CAN officials are now campaigning that if
Buhari emerges President, he will Islamise Nigeria; and that
Osinbajo collected monies from Islamic world; and that the
same Osinbajo will resign soon after Buhari wins to give way
for Tinubu to emerge Vice President.”
Musa-Dikwa named some high-profile clerics, who had
benefitted from the controversial largesse to actualise the
re-election bid of Jonathan.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s