Some priests attending the unveiling of Kashim Shettima as the vice-presidential candidate of the All-Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday have generated irate reactions as people have labeled them as fake.
The reactions are coming on the heels of the backlash following the ruling party’s announcement of a Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket.
Kashim Shettima who is a Muslim from the north will be running alongside Bola Ahmed Tinubu, another Muslim from the southern part of Nigeria- this decision to field Muslims as presidential and vice-presidential candidates has already caused a lot of controversy in the country.
Christian communities through CAN have condemned the decision as a lot of people believe that the decision was an unfair one. Some of the priests who had arrived at the unveiling in Abuja had reported that they came from the Nigerian College of Bishops.
In several videos trending online on various social media platforms, some of the priests refused to speak with the press, and reason plus other glaring factors made people believe that the priests had things to hide.
The Vice President of the Christian Association of Nigeria -CAN for the 19 Northern States and Abuja, Joseph Hayab has come out to declare that the people masquerading in those outfits were fake and not real bishops and that those men were hired to act like priests.
Hayab went on to say that the bishop in every denomination had a unique way of dressing and the ones that attended the unveiling did not dress well.
He further reported that CAN could not be bothered to care about the choice of APC to field Muslim-Muslim tickets because it was simply a matter of choice