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Shettima’s Unveiling: ‘Clergymen’ At The Event Not Fake; They’re Still Building Their Ministries – Says Onanuga

The Tinubu Campaign Organisation has debunked the speculation on social media that the clergymen at Wednesday’s unveiling of Kashim Shettima, the All Progressives Congress (APC) vice-presidential candidate in Abuja, were fake.

Bayo Onanuga, the spokesperson for the organisation said in a statement that the clergymen were those gradually building their ministry.

“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,” Mr Onanuga said.

Peoples Gazette reported on Wednesday that fake bishops had appeared at the event to create an impression that nation-building was a greater focus than religious beliefs.

However, Catholic Church said it did not send any representation to the event. One of the fake bishops had also narrated how the ruling party paid them for their appearance.

Describing the reports of the fake bishops as unwarranted distractions, Mr Onanuga said, “We want to say that those clergymen were not fake, not mechanics or yam sellers as the purveyors of hatred have made Nigerians believe in the social media.”

“We are well aware that the opposition parties and the sponsors of the social media charade are jittery and threatened by the intimidating political credentials of our candidates.

“The only way they hope to shift the attention of public scrutiny away from their uninspiring candidates and credentials is to create social media distraction,” he stated.

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