The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has distanced itself from “mechanics” who paraded themselves as Bishops at the unveiling of Senator Kashim Shettima as Vice Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja.
This was made known during a media interview with Rev. Joseph John Hayab, Vice President of CAN (19 Northern States and Abuja) and its chairman in Kaduna State.
Addressing the media in Abuja, Rev. Hayab stated that the people that were paraded as Bishops at the unveiling are people who did not have enough time to learn how to wear Bishop garments.
His words: “Take a closer look at their photo and you will see another Nollywood movie. CAN wonders why the desperation. First, a story was out claiming to have come from the Chairman of CAN Borno state only to be refuted.
“Secondly, there was another lie that BAT (Bola Ahmed Tinubu) and his running mate were on their way to meet CAN President one night. A meeting that was not true and was on a night that the CAN President was in Alabama USA, attending Baptist World Alliance Conference of which he is the Vice President.
“Another desperation story was that they met Papa Adeboye which the RCCG later refuted. If Christians are not important, why the desperation?
“BAT is free to hire mechanics and other artisans and sew clerical garments for them. An effort that will only add to their many ropes when the political exercise is over but will not change the need for fairness and justice that CAN is calling for.”
He expressed the appreciation of the Christian body for the democracy that the country practices, but noted that there was no need to do funny and dubious things just to prove a point because it could bounce back.
He advised the BAT team to “simply do what is right and stop the drama.”