Fake Bishops: CAN says APC Nollywood script gone too far
The All Progressives Congress's (APC) Kashim Shettima was introduced as their vice presidential candidate, however the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has disavowed the "clerics" who were present (APC).
In Abuja, at the Shehu Musa Yar'Adua center, the unveiling event took place on Wednesday.
Shettima, a Muslim from the north-east, had been announced as Bola Tinubu's running mate on July 10. Bola Tinubu is a Muslim from the south-west and is running for president of the APC.
Some people were seen wearing clerical attire at the unveiling ceremony.
However, Kaduna CAN leader Joseph Hayab claimed that some of the purported clerics' attire appeared to be taken straight from a Nollywood production.
Hayab stated, "The folks we witnessed at the presentation of Shettima as Bola Tinubu's vice presidential running mate, parading as bishops, are people who did not have the time to learn how to wear bishops clothing."
Take a closer look at their photo and you will see another Nollywood movie.
“If Christians are not important, why the desperation? Tinubu is free to hire mechanics and other artisans and sew clerical garments for them, but it will not change the demand for fairness and justice that CAN is calling for.
The Christian umbrella body stated that there was no need engaging in funny and dubious things which would later bounce back.
“Because of desperation, the newly-robed bishops took the shine off the occasion, more than the candidate that was unveiled. What an irony!”
CAN however advised the electorates to vote with their conscience come 2023.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.