Rumours have started to gather vehement momentum that the Peoples Democratic Party actually gave some pastors N6bn to campaign against the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, in the 2015 presidential election.
According to a report by Punch, the allegation which was first initiated by the Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, is now affirmed by a Borno State-based Man of God, Kallamu Dikwa.
Pastor Dikwa disclosed that the money allegedly given to the pastors by the Presidency was N7bn and not N6bn as alleged by Amaechi.
In an Interview with reporters in Kaduna on Thursday, Dikwa, said CAN got the said money (N7bn) on January 26, 2015 and disbursed N3m each to state Chairmen of the CAN across the country.
But the allegation was denied by the Presidency and CAN. While the Presidency said that Dikwa was an agent of the APC, the General Secretary of CAN, Rev. Musa Ayake, maintained that the allegation was total falsehood.
However, Dikwa, said that CAN had started threatening Christians in the state (Borno) that they must re-elect President Jonathan in the rescheduled election.
He said, “It was N7bn that was given to the CAN leadership by President Goodluck Jonathan. They (CAN) later disbursed N3m each to the state chairmen of the CAN. The money was handed over to the CAN leadership on 26th January, 2014.
“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 refused to vote for Jonathan. And the CAN officials are now campaigning that if Buhari emerges President he will islamise Nigeria; and that Prof. Yemi Osinbajo will resign soon after Buhari wins to give way for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to emerge Vice President.“