Apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, has reacted to the presence of some “Bishops” spotted during the unveiling of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Vice Presidential candidate, Senator Kashim Shettima.
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 APC presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
However, the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, and the Catholic Church have since described the Bishops spotted at Shettima’s unveiling at the Shehu Yar’adua Center in Abuja as fake.
Reacting to the development, the National President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike and the National Secretary, Comrade Obinna Achionye, said Nigerians should be concerned with the level of desperation displayed by the ruling APC.
The OYC said they were awed by “the level of desperation being displayed by the APC presidential campaign group”, stressing that “every well meaning Nigerian should also be concerned because such persons do not mean well for the country.”
They added that “if the Tinubu campaign team could go as far as hiring people from the streets and giving them bishopric attires just to claim acceptance by the Christian community, then anything else is possible.
“Frankly, we are troubled by that show of shame; we are worried over that level of desperation and it is a warning sign, a wake up call to all Nigerians.
“To worsen the matter, the hirelings were seen sharing money openly at a popular hotel in Abuja just a few minutes after the event.
“How can we explain the fact that the same Tinubu who could not find a competent Christian as his running mate, was able to find hordes of street urchins who paraded themselves as Bishops? So, after all, Christians are now important to the Tinubu campaign. This is hypocrisy to the highest level and we urge Nigerians to be watchful.”
The Igbo group concluded that no level of gimmick would change the fact that the APC and Tinubu decided to toy with the unity and collective good of all segments of the country.