The Northern Christian Youth Network (NCYN) has said moves to silence General Overseer of the Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleiman, is part of a well-orchestrated campaign to intimidate opposition elements ahead of the 2019 elections.
The NCYN, in a statement by its Secretary Mr. Yunana Jacob, said the two-pronged plan being hatched by Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai, involves using the Department of State Services (DSS) to intimidate and put away Apostle Suleiman by cooking-up allegations of infidelity against him.
The group said El-Rufai’s agents have been recruiting young women to discredit the cleric in a manner “never seen before”.
“From the events of the past weeks, security agencies have been under pressure to frame Apostle Suleiman to put him out of circulation. This is to punish him for daring El-Rufai on the persecution and killing of Christians by Fulani herdsmen in Southern Kaduna,” the statement said.
Jacob said the group was slow to react but realised, after thorough investigations, that El-Rufai’s 2019 presidential ambition was at the heart of Apostle Suleiman’s travails.
He said El-Rufai’s design is to hound his perceived opponents and ruin every other person’s chances before the elections, thus paving way for him and his co-travellers to run the polls with little or no challenge.
The group, however, warned that Nigerians are very discerning and will easily recognise when an innocent man is being framed for political reasons.