The Peoples Democratic Party has called on the All Progressive Congress, presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to withdraw from the 20233 presidential race over the appearance of fake bishops at the unveiling ceremony of his running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima.
The PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Hon. Debo Ologunagba made the call during a press conference in Abuja on Friday.
KEMI FILANI NEWS had reported that Pastors and Bishops from different Christian denominations stirred confusion among onlookers during the unveiling of Shettima as the running mate of Tinubu.
Ologunagba said APC hiring street artisans, fraudsters and touts and criminally dressing them in bishop’s vestments is blasphemous.
He said, “The PDP, in the strongest term, condemns this profane and highly provocative act of desperation by the sinking APC Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in the face of APC’s collapsing leadership, membership and followership structure across the country.
“Nigerians were sickened by videos and pictorial evidence of known mechanics, bus conductors and fraudsters sacrilegiously being dressed in fake bishop vestments and paid to endorse the unveiling of Asiwaju Tinubu’s widely rejected running mate, Sen. Kashim Shettima.
“Such action is unacceptable and unbecoming of any individual aspiring to a leadership position at any level let alone, the office of the President. This is an embarrassment to leadership.
“With this scandalous act, Asiwaju Tinubu, who is still battling with issues of alleged perjury, non-existent certificate and allegations of extortions has become more ethically challenged and lost all moral standing to seek election as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“More sickening is the outcry by the hirelings that they were defrauded by agents of the APC Presidential candidate, who paid them sums ranging from N30,000 to N40,000 as against the N100,000 they were earlier promised.
“It is therefore ludicrous that instead of being remorseful and asking for forgiveness, the APC Presidential Campaign is shamelessly posting lame denials and excuses in the face of hard and verified evidence of its involvement in the shameless venture.”