Posted by Ambassador T. Brikins
The Christian Association of Nigeria(CAN) who was accused to have been bribed by the President of Nigeria denied claims that the association got the said sum of N7billion from the Nigerian Presidency to support the ruling People’s Democratic Party(PDP) for the country’s forthcoming general elections slated for March 28, 2015.
The association’s General Secretary, Musa Asake, CAN said, in a statement, “Our attention has been drawn to a report credited to one Musa Dikwa alleging that the leadership of CAN was given N7 billion by President Goodluck Jonathan to campaign for his re-elections.
“Ordinarily, we would have ignored this baseless and worthless allegation but for the vulnerable public which believes in anything, no matter how incredible the source could be easily especially in this era of politics.
“For the avoidance of doubt, CAN has no knowledge of any N7billion transaction as alleged by Musa Dikwa who claims to be the Executive Director of a non-existent group, Voice of Northern Christian Movement. CAN is not a political party, let alone getting involved in partisan politics. Christians who are members of CAN belong to different political parties. It is therefore surprising to hear that CAN is campaigning for one candidate.
Revered men of God including Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor,CAN President, Bishop David Oyedepo of Winners Chapel and Pastor Bosun Emmanuel(Secretary-General of National Christian Elders Forum) are too upright to be linked with such deal.
CAN is not surprised to see Musa Dikwa doing a yeoman’s job the next day through his allegations. This is the hands of Esau but the voice of Jacob. The allegation of Dikwa is masterminded by those who were not happy with our recent press statement in which we denounced the endorsement of the presidential candidate of APC, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) by a group of people using the name of different Christian organizations to perpetrate fraud.
We insist that Buhari has fallen into wrong hands because his endorsement for the March 28 general election by Northern Christian Leaders Eagle-Eye Forum led by Aminchi Habu is fraudulent.
The allegation is the height of mischief and desperation.We are Christians and our candidate is Jesus Christ. So long as we believe that the church is under threat, we will speak for Jesus Christ and maintain the Wake Up Call to the Church.