‘We never represented CAN’ at Shettima’s unveiling in Abuja – Alleged fake Bishops

Alleged fake Bishops

The Bishops and clerics who attended the unveiling ceremony of Senator Kashim Shettima as the vice presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said they did not represent the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).

The clergymen under the auspices of the Muslim-Christian Love Foundation stated this while addressing journalists at a press conference on Monday in Abuja.

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 Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on Wednesday, July 20

The Christians clerics identified their churches as, “Christian Revival Evangelical Mission Worldwide of Apostle Godwin Livinus; the Divine Prophetic End Time Gospel Faith in Kubwa, Bishop Dr. Emeka Theodore; the Light House of all Nation Ministry of Bishop Emmanuel Sunday Jayeola.”

They stressed that it was their democratic right to make a political choice and lamented the attacks and harassment they endured over their participation at the event.

The Secretary of the group, Bishop Adams King explained that they identtified with Shettima and the APC because of his transformation of Borno State and even-handed management of social relations, including the protection of rights for all regardless of religion, whilst he was the governor of the state.

According to the group, Shettima’s “mature, cautious, and decisive” management of the state’s affairs helped preserve the social fabric that held several communities together and reassured members of the Christian faith that the government remained committed to their freedoms and wellbeing.

They said: “These contributions and sincere commitment to the constitutional obligation to uphold the rights of all without prejudice or bias qualify Senator Shettima as a brother and an ally in their quest to promote peaceful inter-faith relations in the country.”

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