Shettima: Attacks on upcoming bishops unjust, says Tinubu’s team

Clerics at Shettima's unveiling hired mechanics, artisans - CAN
'Christian clerics' at Shettima's unveiling - Twitter/@RenoOmokri

The Tinubu Support Organisation on Thursday described as unjust, the social media attacks on the ‘clergypersons’ who attended the unveiling of All Progressives Congress vice-presidential candidate, Kashim Shettima.

The group also explained that the ‘clergymen’ who attended the event in Abuja were upcoming bishops.

In a statement by the group’s Director of Media and Public relations, Bayo Onanuga, the group maintained that the “clergymen were not fake, not mechanics or yam sellers” as been rumoured online.

The statement read in part, “Tinubu Campaign Organisation has described as unwarranted distractions the viral pictures and videos of some Christian clergymen and women at the unveiling of the All Progressives Congress Vice presidential candidate, Senator Kashim Shettima, on Wednesday in Abuja.

“APC formally presented Senator Shettima to the public and its various organs as the running mate to the party’s presidential standard-bearer, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, at the well-attended ceremony at Shehu Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja.

“The TCO through its Director of Media and Communication, Mr. Bayo Onanuga, said the event was an open affair, which allowed members of the public to attend, including the clergymen and some others now being derided by hirelings of the opposition.

“We want to say that those clergymen were not fake, not mechanics or yam sellers as the purveyors of hatred have made Nigerians to believe in the social media. They are not big names in Christendom yet, they are gradually building up their missions.

“They are church leaders who genuinely believe that Nigerians must eschew politics of hatred and religious bigotry and rather embrace politics of peace and nation building.”