Muslim-Muslim Ticket: CAN Knocks Tinubu For Hiring ‘Fake’ Bishops At Unveiling Of Shettima

By Adadainfo

The umbrella body of Christians in Nigeria, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Wednesday disowned  ‘fake Bishops’ who attended the unveiling of the vice presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Kashim Shettima, saying they were hired by a desperate presidential candidate of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu (BAT).

CAN had stoutly opposed the choice a Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket on the platform of the ruling APC.

CAN said that although the presidential candidate of the APC,  Tinubu, was free to “hire mechanics and other artisans and sew clerical garments for them”, that effort would only add to their many ropes but would not change the need for fairness and justice.

The Vice President of CAN (in 19 Northern States and Abuja) and its chairman in Kaduna State, Rev. Joseph John Hayab, said this in an interview with journalists in Abuja.

He said, “The people we saw at the unveiling of Shettima paraded as Bishops are people who did not have enough time to learn how to wear Bishop garments. Take a closer look at their photo and you will see another Nollywood movie.

“CAN wonders why the desperation. First, a story was out claiming to have come from the Chairman of CAN Borno State only to be refuted. Secondly, there was another lie that BAT (Bola Ahmed Tinubu) and his running mate were on their way to meet CAN President one night. A meeting that was not true and was on a night that the CAN President was in Alabama USA attending Baptist World Alliance Conference of which he is the Vice President.

“Another desperation story was that they met Papa Adeboye which the RCCG later refuted. If Christians are not important why the desperation?

“BAT is free to hire mechanics and other artisans and sew clerical garments for them. An effort that will only add to their many ropes when the political exercise is over but will not change the need for fairness and justice that CAN is calling for.”

Adadainfo also learned that the Catholic church has also disowned a purported Catholic bishop at the event.

Adadainfo saw a video of the unknown bishop refusing to speak to the press and using their bag to block their face from the camera and another video showing them at Sheraton hotel throwing off their cassocks and waiting to collect their fees.

A witness at the event told our correspondent that he saw the bishops writing their names in an attendance list, and said he had encountered them before, adding that they are ‘political jobbers’ ready for hire.

Adadainfo is an online newspaper reporting Nigerian news. Email: Phone: 08071790941

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