Alleged N7b Bribe to CAN: DSS Summons Borno Pastor

The pastor who made the allegation that President Goodluck Jonathan gave a N7 billion bribe to clerics on the platform of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Kallamu Musa-Dikwa, has been summoned by the Department of State Services.

Initially, the Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, had put the figure at N6 billion.

But Musa-Dikwa said the actual figure was N7 billion.

He said it was passed to the pastors through the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor.

Musa-Dikwa, in a text message on Tuesday morning to an online news platform, Daily Post, said he had been summoned by the DSS.

In the text message, he told the Daily Post: “I have just been invited by the DSS. On my way to Abuja.”

Musa-Dikwa in his position on the N7 billion bribe, said the pastors were each given N3 million.

He said the people of Borno State were now being threatened against voting for the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, General Muhammadu Buhari.

He equally said one of the talking points of those against the emergence of Buhari had been that his running mate, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, was already tilting towards the Muslim world and that if the pair eventually overcome in the March 28 election, the country will be Islamised.

Those allegedly campaigning for Jonathan, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, according to Musa-Dikwa, were also said to have alleged that Osinbajo intends ceding the vice president’s position, after the election, to a former Governor of Lagos State and National Leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Musa-Dikwa is an Associate Pastor with the E. Y. N. Church, Farm Centre, Dikwa Road, Maiduguri, Borno State.

He said then: “It was N7 billion that was given to the CAN leadership by President Goodluck Jonathan.

“They (CAN) later disbursed N3 million to the State Chairmen of the CAN.

“The money was handed over to the CAN Leadership on 26th January, 2015.

“Actually, President Jonathan is using CAN President, and it was the CAN President who collected the monies and shared N3m to the CAN executives in each state.

“And some Pentecostal Bishops also collected their share.

Actually, the money is not N6 billion.

“It is N7 billion.

“This is what I know.

“One of the CAN officials from Abuja told me that they have collected the money.

“The corruption in CAN is terrible.

“They are corrupting the body of Christ because of money.

“They are now threatening Christians in Borno State that they will deal with anybody who refuses to vote for Jonathan.

“And the CAN officials are now campaigning that if Buhari emerges President, he will Islamise Nigeria and that Osinbajo collected monies from Islamic world and that the same Osinbajo will resign soon after Buhari wins to give way for Tinubu to emerge Vice President.”

How the alleged receivers of the purported bribe will be able to identify and punish Christians who may have voted in a secret ballot system usually deployed by the electoral umpire in Nigeria remains a puzzle.

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