INSISTS, BUHARI’ S ENDORSEMENT IS FRAUDULENT
We still 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.
By Our Reporter
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has denied allegations published in the news media that leadership of the organisation was offered N7 billion by President Goodluck Jonathan to aid his Presidential campaign.
CAN said the allegation was floated by the faceless group following its recent statement that the purported endorsement of Presidential Candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) was fraudulent.
In a statement, General Secretary, CAN, Rev. Dr. Musa Asake described the report credited to Musa Dikwa as baseless and nothing but the hands of Esau speaking in the voice of Jacob.
CAN said it would have ignored the allegation but for the vulnerable public who are likely to believe it even when the source is not credible. Besides, CAN said the so-called voice of Northern Christian Movement as a non-existent group.
“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 especially in this era of politics.
“For the avoidance of doubt, CAN has no knowledge of any N7 billion transaction as alleged by Musa Dikwa who claims to be the Executive Director of a non-existent group, Voice of Northern Christian Movement”, it said adding that 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”, the statement said.
According to CAN, Revered men of God including Pastors 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 any such deal.
“CAN is therefore not surprised to see Musa Dikwa doing a yeoman’s job the next day through his allegations. This is the hands of Esau but voice of Jacob”, it said, adding that the mastermind of the allegations were those who were not happy with CAN’s recent press statement denouncing the endorsement of the presidential candidate of APC, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) by a group of people using the name of different Christian organizations to perpetrate fraud.
“We still 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.
“We are therefore calling on security agencies to commence investigation of the activities of this Voice of Northern Christian Movement and Musa Dikwa himself to unravel the N7 billion mystery which is intended by their sponsors to throw the country into serious crisis.
“We repeat for emphasis, that neither Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, Bishop David Oyedepo, Pastor Bosun Emmanuel and CAN was given any money by the presidency, let alone N7 billion”, CAN said, adding that the allegation is the height of mischief and desperation.
“ Unfortunately, our psyche as a nation has been bastardized and abused by the institutionalized corruption introduced by successive military rulers (in uniform and out of uniform) that we no longer believe that anyone can speak the truth without financial inducement or gratification.
“Fortunately, there are still people in the nation who act without financial inducement. 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”, CAN said.