I Rejected ‘Ghana must go’ Bags Full Of Money As Bribe During Last Year’s Elections – Methodist Prelate

The Prelate of Methodist Church Nigeria, Dr. Samuel Emeka Kanu Uche, yesterday disclosed that during the last general elections “Ghana must go” bags, full of money were brought to him for “campaign” but he rejected them and told those who brought them to rather go to the field and campaign.

He also described the Islamic fundamentalists, Boko Haram, as “a dying group” affirming that with unity and total co-operation from Nigerians, the end is near for the group.

The Cleric also opposed the agitation for Biafra, remarking that their activities was as a result of “hunger,” which to him was brought about “by poor governance of the recent past, which failed to address the issue of unemployment for them.”

Uche, who spoke with journalists at the enthronement of Rev. Adegbemi Atanda Adewale as Archbishop of Remo, Ijebu, Yewa and Egba (RIYE) Diocese of the church, revealed, “Money was brought to my house for campaign and I told them that they should go to the field to campaign and not me.”



“I saw the money in ‘Ghana must go’ bags. The Provost can bear me witness. They brought money, but we rejected it. To hell with your money, I told them. They call us Orthodox and unfortunately orthodox means “original” so we are the originals.”

The cleric told the large audience at the ceremony that the church was fully behind the current administration’s anti-corruption crusade and warned that any member found guilty of corruption would be expelled.

The Prelate said the Church was not new to the struggle, recalling, “in 2005, Mbang (former Prelate) led a protest march by the Methodist against corruption. It was called the ‘Church and the Nation.’ It was throughout the country. So, we have always been against corruption and we are going to continue.”



“This time, we are approaching the education system, by going about to educate our members to stay away from corruption. Anybody, no matter the status who is found of corruption will be expelled; first summarily dismissed and then be expelled from the Church.”

Uche, who cited former Senate President, Ken Nnamani as a respected member of the Church and a role model said: “Have you ever heard Nnamani being invited by the EFCC? He is an example we are talking about. We do not allow our members to go into corruption.”



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