Ahead of the 2023 Presidential election, 100 clerics have declared their support for the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu and his running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima.
According to The PUNCH, the religious leaders endorsed Tinubu under the aegis of Rivers Pastors Unite for Tinubu.
The Coordinator of RPUT, Pastor Sunday Edimeh, while reading the resolution of the group stated that Tinubu is the only candidate who can solve the numerous challenges facing the nation.
He also stated that their endorsement of the APC candidate is only viable for the presidential election.
The cleric also enjoined Christians to stand for the truth and also pay Tinubu, whom he said has done a lot of good deeds for the Christian community.
He stated, “None of the leading Presidential candidates has supported the Christian community as much as Bola Tinubu.
“He has sown only good seeds on the soil of the Christian community and such should never be dismissed.
“We call on fellow clergymen and women to stand with the truth at this time. We are aware that a Presidential candidate is playing up the Christian agenda but the pertinent question is before now, how has he uplifted the Christian community?
“The choice of a running mate does not in any way, pose a threat to the Christian community.”
Continuing, Edimeh said, “Hence let us dissociate from the cold-hearted proclivities of political transition, which seek to orchestrate needless divisions based on religious grounds.
“Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has not presented any conduct to suggest his non-tolerance for the religious sentiments of all Nigerians.”
He further Tinubu had routinely demonstrated competence, grit and tenacity, which had earned him a reputation as a leader of leaders, whose influence and competence had been tested and trusted through the times.
He said, “Bola Tinubu is indeed a kingmaker, who has nurtured numerous political proteges regardless of their religious and ethnic inclinations, as a matter of fact.”