Nasarawa State Governor Abdullahi Sule has stated that he is unable to determine whether the people who seemed to be clergy at Kashim Shettima’s official introduction as Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s running mate for president of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are in fact Catholic priests.
There were purported Catholic Church representatives present at the event, which took place at the Shehu Yar’adua Center in Abuja. News Report learned.
Critics of Tinubu say the bishops were hired by the former Lagos State governor’s campaign team to give Christian voters a false impression that his decision to pick a fellow Muslim despite strong objections and national security implications was accepted by the Christian community.
“Well, if they are hired, we didn’t see that,” Sule said while speaking in an interview on Channels TV’s Politics Today on Wednesday evening.
“Maybe the same people who are on the streets today too were hired (referring to anti Muslim-Muslim ticket campaigners). You know, it’s the same thing. Can you compare the calibre of people who are on the street to the calibre of people who have just entered that event to be there?”