Peterside might sue over cultism allegations
from OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria
LAGOS – NIGERIA’S All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship election aspirant, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, threatened the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) with legal action after allegations of cultism were made leveled against him.
“I consider this a flagrant assault on my reputation and integrity and I am not going to take this lying low.
“Therefore, I am going to challenge this affront on my person and character in the court of law,” he said in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Peterside said such allegations were untrue and meant to tarnish his image.
He said the accusation ran contrary to his ideals as a practising Christian and preacher of the Gospel.
“I am amused by this baseless allegation because as a Christian, I know where I stand with Christ. And any attempt by anybody or group to tarnish my hard earned reputation will be resisted and challenged,” he said.
“I never belonged to any secret society or cult group all my life including my university days and I will never be. For emphasis sake, let
me unequivocally state that I was never a member of any cult as alleged by my accusers.”
He said from 1986 to 2011, he was a member of Church of God Mission International but for distance, he had to change my denomination to
Peterside called on politicians to focus on issues that would improve the living standards of their people than resorting to accusations and
blackmail that are capable of exacerbating the already tense political atmosphere in the state.
“Perhaps this is a diversionary tactics to divert attention from the demand of the Christian community in Rivers State that those who aspire to
the high office of governor must have high moral and spiritual standing.
“And that the church resolve not to vote for anybody with secret society background is firm and well known, and this is highly commendable. I can say without any fear that I was never and will never join any cult.”
– CAJ News
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