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Bishops Who Attended Shettima’s Unveiling Are “Hire Mechanics, Artisans” Who Sewed Clerical Garments For Themselves – CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in 19 northern states and Abuja has reacted to the appearance of some clerics at the unveiling of Kashim Shettima as the running mate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.

Reacting to the development, the Vice President of CAN (19 Northern States and Abuja) and its chairman in Kaduna State, Rev. Joseph John Hayab, in an interview with journalists in Abuja, accused the APC of being desperate despite ignoring the advice of the CAN leadership regarding the unsuitability of fielding presidential candidates and running mates of same religion.

Hayab said the APC’s decision to go ahead with a muslim-muslim ticket is against fairness which the CAN is advocating.

According to Hayab, the Presidential candidate of APC, Bola Ahmed 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.

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 the 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.

“CAN appreciate that we are in a democracy, no need to do funny and dubious things just to prove a point because it will in the end bounce back. BAT team should simply do what is right and stop the drama.”

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