PDP blasts Amaechi over ‘N6bn bribe to Pastors’ claim

Olisa Metuh, Spokesman, PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has descended on the Director General of the Buhari Campaign Organization and Rivers State governor, Rotimi Amaechi, over his claim that ‎the PDP offered N6 billion bribe to some pastors to assist President Goodluck Jonathan in the February 14 election. 

The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, accused the governor of lying.

Mr. Metuh, who stated this at a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday, also accused the APC of conniving with the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to disenfranchise non-indigenes in APC-controlled states, especially Lagos, by refusing to issue them their Permanent Voter Cards, PVCs.

Mr. Metuh said it was stunning that the APC was trying to drag religion into politics. He described the claims by Mr. Amaechi as shocking and challenged him to name the pastors that benefitted from the alleged bribe as well as where the money came from.

“We are shocked that APC Campaign could impugn the character of Pastors and I dare say that this is ungodly; it is a sin against God. We challenge the DG of APC Campaign to state the facts; the pastors involved and where such huge sum of money can come from.

‎”This attack is capable of bringing Christians and Muslims into a major disagreement and major dispute. If truly the person who issued this state is a Catholic as he said, we are asking him to go for confession and seek God’s forgiveness”, he said.

The PDP spokesman noted that the statement is a continuation of APC’s “Janjaweed ideology” to truncate democracy in Nigeria.

He pointed out that the APC has been seeking to create the impression that it was popular but now seek to cause mayhem after it become obvious that the PDP is ahead and that Mr. Jonathan will win the election.

On the plot to disenfranchise non-indigenes in APC controlled states, Mr. Metuh said this was because of the fact that 90 per cent non-indigenes in such states were supporters of the PDP. He alleged that in some states, particularly Lagos, the PVCs of non-indigenes were being burnt.

Mr. Metuh also dismissed insinuations that some PDP governors were hobnobbing with the APC noting that all PDP governors are loyal to the party and have been part of the nationwide presidential campaigns. 

 


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  • mike

    Pdp is negatively popular. Hence they will not win the presidential election.

  • Eze1

    PDP is indeed Jittery… A ruling party!!!

  • Akinwande Kolawole

    Amaechi and APC are cursed. They will meet their waterloo at the polls.

  • Abdullahi Adamu

    When people talk unbridled they won’t know when they insult their fathers. Gov Amaechi lost it a long time ago! How much did they give Pastor Tunde Bakare to endorse GMB?

  • PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

    QUESTION…: Mr Bokohari, you are very much welcome to the 2015 Presidential debate
    BOKOHARI.. : Thank you very much…but pls learn to refer to me as General Bokohari or Imam Bokohari. Ok?
    QUESTION.. : Ok! To start with, how old exactly are you? Bcos @ 80+ you don’t have a single white hair
    BOKOHARI.. : Look my prend, I am simply younger than Robert…As for the white hair, I use concentrated dye thrice per week.
    QUESTION.. : But why? Getting old is a gracious thing?
    BOKOHARI.. : Yes!…but these PDP people can use that against me. They are very dangerous you know…
    QUESTION…: Oh I see. Now let’s address a burning issue. Your certificates…where are they? Where is your certificate?
    BOKOHARI ..: Look my prend, Walahii I can spill blood here in the studio if you go there again…pls move to the next question.
    QUESTION.. : What’s your position on Boko haram?
    BOKOHARI.. : I have said it before, and I say it again, Imam Shekau is a good man. FG shud grant him amnesty like the Niger Delta
    fighters…he should get the same treatment

    QUESTION.. : But Mr Bokohari, oh sorry! General Bokohari, Shekau has killed too many & destroyed so much
    BOKOHARI ..: Who told you that lie? The streets are not soaked with blood yet.
    QUESTION.. : What is your position on Sharia…the cutting of limbs as punishment etc etc
    BOKOHAR.. :. Let the Muslims bother about that. Is it your limbs that are cut? Let the muslims whose limbs are cut bother and not you.
    QUESTION ..: You arrested Fela bcos he sang a song that you did not like. You asked that he be beaten and thrown into jail. Do you regret
    that action?

    BOKOHARI.. : No. Not at all. My only regret is that I did not punish him well enough
    QUESTION ..: Gen Bokohari, just to test your mathematical skills, kindly tell us the answer to this question: 11 + 11 = ?
    BOKOHARI.. : Oh…that’s a simple one. The answer is 1111.
    QUESTION.. : Ladies & Gentlemen, may we now take a commercial break. The General’s answer has made our transmitters to begin to overheat. We’ll be back in a moment….

  • Ademola Arowosaye

    I think it was such a suicidal mistake for Governor Amaechi to come out to say the Adeboyes,Oyedepos,Eneches collected N6b to endorse GEJ. This mistake will come out to haunt his party at the polls. Politicians should be wary of what they say

    • ikhide

      Amaechi didn’t mention any name except you are saying that you know who they are.

  • ikenna

    Yes Truth must be said. I registered in Lagos with reference number: pu: 24/03/01/031. Have gone to the local government more than 10 times no way.Yesterday I was at the place I registered still I could not get mine and the inec woman cannot explain to me why mine is not there.there is a cover up with Lagos inec staff over this.

  • Okafor Emeka

    APC is an evil party. They will fail woefully.

    • Thomas Ayan

      My friend,you will suprised @ feb.14th election results.

  • Sani Danladi

    I watched the Lagos state Governorship debate organised by LCCI. In his opening speech,Ambode proudly said he became a graduate at the age of 21,reached the peak of his career at 37. He said the desire to horn his skills led him to Kennedy school of governance. He listed a consultancy firm he founded after he left civil service. Quite impressive CV for a governorship candidate. Jimi Agbaje too has a more intimidating CV. Both success stories are role models for the youth. Now , let me ask again, do certificate and personal development not really a criteria for anyone aspiring to rule 21st Nigeria?
    Vote GEJ and PDP for prosperity of Nigeria.

  • Preye Aganaba

    i hope after the 14th FailBuhari Election we won’t have people like Amaechi and the APC going comatoes for 7 days as in the case of Ekiti State where they went comatoes after the 16-0 defeat of Fayemi and the APC only for them to recover and reject the outcome of the election which Fayemi had already conceded defeat to Peter Ayodele Fayose.

  • Ifeanyi Chukwujekwu

    I better remain abroad than to return to Nigeria and use my PVC to vote for Buhari- Judith Amaechi.

    The wife of Rotimi Amaechi Mrs Judith Amaechi has told Amaechi that she won’t return to Nigeria to use her PVC to vote for Buhari, who executed a pregnant woman by firing squad when he held sway as Nigerian’s head of state. Mrs Amaechi who has been out of Nigeria since November last year, told her husband that a man who has vowed to relegate the functions of Women whose husbands occupy key positions in government ( like the office of President, Governors or LGA Chairmen) to the kitchen

  • Timothy Aseer

    I am not in doubt that GEJ will win the election. All election/voting indices point towards that… even those who are working with Buhari will abandon him…Olisa Metuh please ignore Amaechi,they are really frustrated with the fact of losing the election.

  • PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

    ——————————–Duncee, show your certificate & Come for a Debate———————-
    QUESTION…: Mr Bokohari, you are very much welcome to the 2015 Presidential debate
    BOKOHARI.. : Thank you very much…but pls learn to refer to me as General Bokohari or Imam Bokohari. Ok?
    QUESTION.. : Ok! To start with, how old exactly are you? Bcos @ 80+ you don’t have a single white hair
    BOKOHARI.. : Look my prend, I am simply younger than Robert…As for the white hair, I use concentrated dye thrice per week.
    QUESTION.. : But why? Getting old is a gracious thing?
    BOKOHARI.. : Yes!…but these PDP people can use that against me. They are very dangerous you know…
    QUESTION…: Oh I see. Now let’s address a burning issue. Your certificates…where are they? Where is your certificate?
    BOKOHARI ..: Look my prend, Walahii I can spill blood here in the studio if you go there again…pls move to the next question.
    QUESTION.. : What’s your position on Boko haram?
    BOKOHARI.. : I have said it before, and I say it again, Imam Shekau is a good man. FG shud grant him amnesty like the Niger Delta
    fighters…he should get the same treatment

    QUESTION.. : But Mr Bokohari, oh sorry! General Bokohari, Shekau has killed too many & destroyed so much
    BOKOHARI ..: Who told you that lie? The streets are not soaked with blood yet.
    QUESTION.. : What is your position on Sharia…the cutting of limbs as punishment etc etc
    BOKOHARI.. : Let the Muslims bother about that. Is it your limbs that are cut? Let the muslims whose limbs are cut bother and not you.
    QUESTION ..: You arrested Fela bcos he sang a song that you did not like. You asked that he be beaten and thrown into jail. Do you regret
    that action?

    BOKOHARI.. : No. Not at all. My only regret is that I did not punish him well enough
    QUESTION ..: Gen Bokohari, just to test your mathematical skills, kindly tell us the answer to this question: 11 + 11 = ?
    BOKOHARI.. : Oh…that’s a simple one. The answer is 1111.
    QUESTION.. : Ladies & Gentlemen, may we now take a commercial break. The General’s answer has made our transmitters to begin to overheat. We’ll be back in a moment….

    • Kuye

      Wonderful!

  • Segun

    Amechi should go for confession now. H e is too loose to be a campaign DG.

  • Segun

    I wish our christian brothers will take this Amechi insult on clergy men seriously. H e should not go unpunished.

  • Ette

    May the fierce anger of the Almighty God be upon Metuah if the so called pastors received money from GEJ and PDP. May God deal with those pastors the way GEJ has been dealing with NIGERIAN masses If they received any money from GEJ and PDP. God has rejected GEJ because of the wickedness he and his wicked PDP have released upon Nigeria, and no one else can help him.

    • Voice of the People

      Mr curses, what should happen to Amaechi if his accusations were false?

  • Ologun David

    Amechi is just a rant, who act of disgrace and disappointment by Tinubu and buhari who promised him VP ticket and collected huge sums of money and later dumped him. He is fighting like wounded lion because he knows he is a candidate of kirikiri.

  • Aisha

    there is no gain saying that Amechi is a dying man. his attempt to grab Buhari and opposition to save himself will backfire.

  • Victor Gee

    I learnt that emirs are not comfortable with buhari because of his tie with yorubas

  • inuwa kate

    Yes, victor Gee, our emirs are not comfortable with yoruba alliance with Buhari. he will lose north, forget the noise.

  • genny

    STAND AND BE COUNTED

    Men of God are involving themselves in this year’s politics because it’s very crucial. The lives of Christians are
    under great threat. After this election let us not turn our eyes away from politics but become more politically aware. This is a wakeup call that along with focusing on your respective calling, we should stand and defend our faith and country. Vote JONATHAN for continuity.

  • inuwa kate

    if imams and emirs are involved in politics why cant pastors

  • Wähala

    Duncee, show thy certificate…and then go for debate and prove that you can communicate without rifles, bows & arrows.

  • Barmani

    when were they given the money why is ameachi talking rubbish his end is near

  • Voice of the People

    “I am 100% With General Buhari”, Says Pastor Tunde Bakare.

    If Amaechi is claiming that some pastors collected N6bn to campaign for Jonathan, is he then saying that he and his ilk gave Pastor Tunde Bakare N6bn to campaign for Buhari? Also, Amaechi should tell us how much was given to Mbaka to campaigned for Buhari. It is amusing to observe that, on the one hand, it is okay for some pastors to have preference for Buhari, while, on the other hand, it wrong for some others to have preference for Jonathan.