The Special Adviser to the President Goodluck Jonathan on Media & Publicity, Reuben Abati, has advised Governor of Rivers State and the Director-General, Buhari Presidential Campaign organisation, Rotimi Amaechi, to repent and ‘change’ his ways, following his allegation that pastors took N6 billion bribe from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to campaign against the presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd).
Abati posted on his Facebook page that “This is APC Propaganda, Yes. But I don’t think Christians will accept this grievous allegation that their Pastors are being bribed without proof… these guys need to repent and “CHANGE” their ways!”.It will be recalled that Amaechi, Tuesday, at Rivers State Governorship campaign rally, in Emohua Local Government Area, accused some church leaders of taking N6 billion bribe from PDP to campaign against Buhari.
He said: “Some pastors collected N6 billion and they are circulating documents and telling you not to vote for an Hausa man; not to vote for a Muslim; that they want to Islamize Nigeria. Tell them to return our N6 billion.“They gave them N6 billion. They should return it to the Federal Government coffers. They will tell you that Buhari wants to Islamize 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 Islamize 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.