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TRENDING: Nigerians Accuse APC of Hiring Bishops

Several ‘’Bishops’’ on Wednesday attended the unveiling of Kashim Shettima as the vice presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Abuja.

This has caused a stir on social media as many Nigerians are alleging that the “Bishops” were hired to attend the event.

Recall that a few weeks back, Nigerians had reacted to the choice of a Muslim as the VP candidate of the APC which has a Muslim presidential candidate.

A former aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri tweeted that the “Bishops” were not members of the Christain Association of Nigeria (CAN).

Other Nigerians believe that the APC must be very desperate for them to hire ‘’Bishops.’’

Others saw it as an insult to Christians in Nigeria.

On the other hand, a member of the APC, Garba Adamu who just returned to the party last week says the “Bishops” believe in Nigeria and the capacity of the presidential candidate and his running mate.

Uknown Bishops

Meanwhile, the Christian Association of Nigeria has dissociated itself from the “Bishops” who attended the unveiling of Shettima.

The Vice President of CAN for the 19 Northern States and Abuja and its chairman in Kaduna State, Rev. Joseph John Hayab said the persons who wore the cassocks were “unknown Bishops.”

“Of recent, we’ve been having issues of unknown gunmen, unknown this and that.

So, now we also have a new issue of unknown Bishops, because if you are a Bishop you will have a ministry where you are a bishop presiding over that ministry,” he told Nigeria Info.

Despite this, the APC maintains that the persons who graced the unveiling of its vice presidential candidate were clergy.

“We want to say that those clergymen were not fake, not mechanics or yam sellers as the purveyors of hatred have made Nigerians believe in the social media.

“They are not big names in Christendom yet, they are gradually building up their missions.

“They are Church leaders who genuinely believe that Nigerians must eschew politics of hatred and religious bigotry and rather embrace politics of peace and nation building,” the Director of Media and Communication for the Tinubu Campaign Organisation, Bayo Onanuga said in a statement.

But Rev. Hayab is asking, “If they are Bishops, what church?


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