Thursday, February 5

PDP Tells Amaechi to go for Confession for Accusing the Party of Bribing Pastors

The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party said it did not offer a bribe of N6bn to some Christian leaders for the purpose of helping President Goodluck Jonathan to win the February 14 presidential election.

The PDP's National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Olisa Metuh, spoke at a press briefing in Abuja on Wednesday,slamming Amaechi, who is also the Governor of Rivers State for his allegation
Metuh said,
 "Pastors are revered people and to bring their character into .disrepute is a sin before God. We do not think anybody, let alone somebody who is a Christian, can make such a statement.
"We challenge the Director General of the APC to name such pastors and where the money is
coming from.
"This attack is capable of bringing Christians and Muslims into a major disagreement and major dispute. If truly the person who issued this statement is a Catholic as he said, we are asking him to go for confession."
Amaechi said:
 "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 the Christian faith.   You know what Jesus Christ did in the temple? He chased them away."

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