Pastors Were Paid N6bn By PDP To Attack APC - Amaechi

Pastors Were Paid N6bn By PDP To Attack APC - Amaechi

Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, has alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) bribed some Christian leaders with N6bn to campaign against Gen. Muhammadu Buhari the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Punch reports.

Amaechi said that the Christian leaders had been circulating documents to convince Nigerians that APC and Buhari would Islamise Nigeria if allowed to win the forthcoming poll.

While speaking at the Rivers APC governorship rally in Emohua Local Government Area, the governor maintained that Nigerians were too enlightened for any political party to change Nigeria to a Muslim country.

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Amaechi, who is the Director-General of Buhari Presidential Campaign Organisation, urged the religious leaders to return the money given to them to the Federal Government and the pastors to stop commercializing the Christian faith.

The governor added, “Some pastors collected N6bn and they are circulating document and telling you not to vote for an Hausa man; not to vote for a Muslim; that they want to Islamise Nigeria. Tell them to return our N6bn.

“They gave them N6bn; 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 commercialised Jesus Christ. They should stop commercialising 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.”

The governor, described the elections in the state as a poll between him and President Jonathan, calling on the President to show what he had done for the people of the state.

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“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,” Amaechi said.

Meanwhile pensioners in Rivers state have resolved  to vote out the All Progressive Congress in the February elections due to the alleged poor administration by Governor Rotimi Amaechi's state government.


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