Pastors allegedly collected N6b to campaign against APC, Buhari – Amaechi

February 4, 2015 7:06 am

 Rivers State Governor and Director-General of Buhari Presidential
Campaign Organization, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has accused the Peoples
Democratic Party (PDP) of bribing some Christian religious leaders with
N6 billion to campaign against the All Progressives Congress () and
it’s presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari.

, who is also the DG of the APC campaign
organization has accused the PDP of paying some Christian clerics N6billion
to campaign againts the APC and its presidential candidate, Gen
Buhari. Amaechi made the allegation during the state’s APC
governorship candidate, Dr Dakuku
Adol Peterside’s campaign in Emohua local government area of Rivers
State today.

“Some pastors collected N6 billion and they are
circulating documents
and telling you not to vote for an Hausa man, not to vote for a Muslim
because they want to Islamise . Tell them to return our N6
billion. They gave them N6 billion. They should return it to the Federal

Government coffers. They will tell you that Buhari wants to Islamise
Nigeria. Tell them we are too educated. I am a Catholic, but no Catholic
priest has told me that story right now in the Catholic Church, because
I will ask him how. If any Pastor tells you that, tell him to return
the money. Nobody
can Islamise Nigeria. They have commercialized Jesus Christ. They should
stop commercializing Jesus Christ. He is our Lord and Saviour. You know
what Jesus Christ did in the temple. He chased them away.
We shall chase away those pastors who collected money from PDP leaders
to tell us lies. We shall chase them away on behalf of our Lord Jesus
Christ.” he said

He said the compromised religious leaders are circulating documents
to Nigerians alleging that APC and Buhari will islamize the entire
country if elected into power during the February general elections.

Amaechi, who spoke during the APC governorship campaign rally at
Emohua, headquarters of Emohua local government area of Rivers state,
said Nigerians were too enlightened for an individual or a political
party to islamize the whole country, and advised the affected pastors to
return the money to the coffers of the Federal Government.

The governor said, “Some pastors collected N6 billion and they are
circulating documents and telling you not to vote for a Hausa man; not
to vote for a Muslim that they want to islamize Nigeria. Tell them to
return our N6 billion.

“They gave them N6 billion and they should return it to the federal
government coffers. They will tell you that Buhari wants to islamize
Nigeria, tell them we are too educated. I am a Catholic, but no Catholic
priest has told me that story right now in the Catholic Church because I
will ask him how?

“If any pastor tells you that, tell him to return the money. Nobody
can islamize Nigeria and they have commercialized Jesus Christ. They
should stop commercializing Jesus Christ. He is our Lord and Saviour.

“You know what Jesus Christ did in the temple, he chased them away.
We shall chase away those pastors who have collected money from PDP to
tell us lies. We shall chase them away on behalf of our Lord Jesus
Christ.”

He stated that the 2015 general election in the state would be a
referendum between him and President Goodluck Jonathan, saying, “I told
the President that the election in Rivers State is a referendum between
him and me. I told him anywhere I go, I will show what I have done. Let
him show what he has done.”

Earlier in speech, the APC governorship candidate in the state, Dr.
Dakuku Adol Peterside, promised to complete all projects started by the
Amaechi if elected as governor.

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