The bishops and clerics present at the All Progressives Congress, APC, Party unveiling of its vice presidential candidate Kashim Shettima have finally spoken.
Recall that the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, had disowned the clergyman at the event, insisting that they had not sent any of their representatives.
It was also alleged that the bishops were fake and had been hired by the APC to show the Christians’ acceptance of the Muslim-Muslim ticket.
However, the bishops have finally cleared the air on their presence at the unveiling.
Speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Monday, the clerics told journalists that they did not represent the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).
The clerics under the auspices of the Muslim-Christian Love Foundation insisted that they never portrayed themselves as emissaries of CAN at the event.
The clergymen who noted that their churches have existed for several years named their congregations to include; “Christian Revival Evangelical Mission Worldwide of Apostle Godwin Livinus; the Divine Prophetic End Time Gospel Faith in Kubwa, Bishop Dr. Emeka Theodore; the Light House of all Nation Ministry of Bishop Emmanuel Sunday Jayeola.”
The Secretary of the group, Bishop Adams King explained that their identification with Senator Kashim Shettima and the APC was informed by his transformation of Borno State and even-handed management of social relations, including the protection of rights for all regardless of religion, whilst he was the Governor of the state.
They said: “These contributions and sincere commitment to the constitutional obligation to uphold the rights of all without prejudice or bias qualify Senator Shettima as a brother and an ally in their quest to promote peaceful inter-faith relations in the country.”