N7 billion allegation, aimed at taming Christian leadership for speaking up against tyranny – CAN

By Post Nigeria February 20, 2015 11:00 Updated

N7 billion allegation, aimed at taming Christian leadership for speaking up against tyranny – CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has refuted the allegation that it collected N7 billion bribes to give bad press to the All Progressive Congress, APC’s Presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari.

The Public Relations Officer, PRO, of Northern CAN, Mr. Sunday Oribe in a statement decrying the allegation, wondered why a group of miscreants would fabricate lies to deceive the public just to score cheap political points.

A Borno-based pastor, Kallamu Musa-Dikwa and Executive Director, Voice of Northern Christian Movement, had alleged that some pastors allegedly received N7 billion, not N6 billion as alleged by Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State to thrash talk Buhari.

In a statement that was made available to journalists, Mr. Sunday Oribe stressed that the man, who made the allegation, was unknown in the CAN cycle.

The statement reads in part: “The allegation is a complete lie and just one of the many evil plots to dent the image of CAN’s leadership,

“It is also to rubbish its integrity and make it morally incapable of leading Christians in these trying times.

“There was no way anybody would collect a kobo on behalf of CAN and start sharing it like booty.

“The man, who made the allegation, is totally unknown in CAN cycle and I am just hearing his name and that of his organization for the first time. How come he could be privy to such an arrangement if it really existed?