Revd Kallamu Musa Ali Dikwa, who alleged that former President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign organisation gave the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) N7 billion to campaign for his failed re-election bid, says he has proof of the payment of N1 million to his Ecobank account by CAN.
He says he was paid the cash to keep mute and withdraw his petition against its leadership.
CAN President Dr. Supo Ayokunle had cleared himself of the allegation, describing it as a fabrication and an attempt by the accuser to extort money from him.
“l don’t know any Dikwa; I have never met Dikwa in my life. I came on board three months ago and l have not given out money to any individual. This must be a fabrication.
“He’s not in CAN; this is not the first time he will be making such allegations. He’s looking for people he would get money from,” Ayokunle said.
Reacting to Ayokunle’s denial in Kaduna, Pastor Dikwa said CAN, through Pastor Bosun Emmanuel, at a news conference in Abuja, said he (Dikwa) admitted lying against CAN leadership and collected N7 billion.
Dikwa said: “As a Christian, l stand by my words and cannot because of intimidation from anybody or organisation, begin to say the opposite for the fear of man.
“It is unfortunate that the CAN President, Dr. Supo Ayokunle, is denying knowing me after sending his representatives to meet me and my lawyers for a reconciliation.
“It is the same Ayokunle who used the former youth CAN President to persuade me to withdraw my petition against CAN, saying he doesn’t want to assume leadership with any problem.
“It is the same Ayokunle who is denying me now when conditions tabled as a way of withdrawing the case from the court could not be met.”
Dikwa called on the CAN leadership to fear God and do the needful, knowing that all would stand before him to account for every deed.
“l will not in any way stop telling the world the shameful act committed by CAN leadership last year. The essence of it is for them to repent and seek the face of God in repentance rather than employing all kinds of defensive mechanism to invite God’s wrath upon them,” Musa said. The Nation