- Lauretta Onochie has accused the CAN president, Samson Olasupo, of lying against the Muhammadu Buhari's administration
- Onochie said Olasupo was peddling false statements that could heat up the polity
President Muhammadu Buhari's social media aide, Lauretta Onochie, has accused the president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Samson Olasupo, of lying against the government in a bid to heat up the polity of the nation.
Onochie, in an open letter to Olasupo, published on her social media pages called on the CAN leader to emulate the likes of Pastor Kumuyi, Mbaka whom she described as true Christians.
Her piece was a response to Olasupo's statement accusing President Buhari of being biased in his appointments.
Part of the open letter said: "I do not really understand what you, as the leader of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), stand to gain from constantly misinforming Nigerians. You keep harping on the lie that appointments made by President Buhari and VP Osinbajo, were lopsided. It has been the case that each time appointments are made, CAN would not bother to check the merits of such appointments nor the constitutional rights of Mr. President to make such appointments.
"It does not bother you whether the appointees are qualified or not. The prerogative of CAN, under you, Sir, and for selfish reasons, is that members of your religious organisations only, are appointed as a way of boosting your income throw tithes and offerings that accrue to you. Vice President Osinbajo, a Christian Pastor himself, has severally, debunked the myth, the lies and fabrications about and around appointments coming from your angle. Each time, he does it with facts and figures. And then you wait for the next appointment to regurgitate the same evil sentiments.
"But you Sir, President of CAN, Dr Samson Olasupo, continues to misinform and to incite animosity against a government that is reaching out to the poorest in our society, where figures show there are more Christians in government and where your Christian “brother” is the number two man."
Onochie, who has attacked the Christian association in the past, accused Olasupo of peddling lies against President Buhari.
She said: "President Buhari is ALL about the common man: the weak, the poor and the vulnerable. He will continue to defend and protect our treasury for the benefit of all Nigerians, from people like you who hide behind the cloak of religion to advocate selfish interests and corruption. The problems of our nation are corruption, tribalism and religion, thanks to unrighteous preachers. These problems are key in hampering Nigeria’s development. And you are fuelling these problems by what you say and what you fail to do.
"The bible frowns seriously at lies and deliberate misinformation. According to the bible, the righteous hates falsehood, but the wicked brings shame and disgrace. You, Sir, can now see that you are not a righteous man as you love falsehood and strive to disseminate it.
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"If you have a deep rooted hatred for Muslims, go on your knees and ask God to forgive you. It is God who decides what religion we take by causing people to be born into specific families. If its the government you hate, you can start by trying to love VP Osinbajo who is also Christian. You have continued to open your mouth and allow your predecessor to speak through you. You believe and have voiced that Nigeria’s leadership of today is not the best.
"President Buhari is a selfless leader too and worthy of emulation. So , respect yourself. Henceforth, let all your speech be always full of grace, seasoned with salt…. (Col. 4:6)"
NAIJ.com earlier reported that Lauretta Onochie, President Muhammadu Buhari’s personal assistant on social media, lampooned Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, following his emergence as the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
She took to social media, shortly after the declaration of the result, to claim that Atiku’s emergence as his party’s flagbearer had made the job of the president’s team easier.
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