Nigerians Reacts as Fake Bishops storm Tinubu’s VP Shettima Unveiling, CAN Disowns Imposters


At the official presentation of former Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, as the running mate of the presidential flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday, journalists watched in amusement as persons dressed as pastors and bishops showed up at the venue.

The unidentified men dressed as bishops refused to identify themselves, their parishes, diocese or congregation they preside over which solidifies the outcry of people claiming them as fake bishops.

Meanwhile, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has disassociated itself from suspected Christian bishops who attended the unveiling. CAN described such persons pictured at the venue of the event dressed in robes as desperados.

The Vice President of CAN for 19 Northern States and Abuja, who doubles as the association’s chairman in Kaduna State, Rev. Joseph Hayab, who addressed journalists in Abuja, said their effort would only add to their many ropes but would not change the need for fairness and justice.

According to Hayab, the people paraded as bishops at the APC event “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,” he said.

One of the fake bishops apparently hired by Bola Tinubu’s campaign for the public presentation of Kashim Shettima as the vice presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC)  narrated how he was paid for the appearance.

“They came to meet us at the car park behind Eagle Square and they promised to give me N100,000. They bought food for us and took us to another place where they gave us clothes to dress like Christian leaders and reverend fathers,” Mr Odaudu told The Gazette shortly after the event in Abuja on Wednesday. “But after we finished they only gave me N40,000 and another person said they got only N30,000. I don’t know why they changed our agreement because they said they had N100,000 for us.

“I am a Christian and I am supporting Tinubu but I hate when people lie and fail to deliver on their promises,” he added.

(CAN) has kicked against the choice of a Muslim-Muslim ticket and registered its opposition against the decision of the ruling All Progressives Congress for the 2023 election.

This brings us to the question : If Christian Votes Are Not Important, Why Is Tinubu’s Camp Desperate, Lying, Hiring Fake Bishops To Deceive Nigerians?