Muslim-Muslim Ticket: It Is Pathetic, Disgraceful To Disobey CAN – Bishop Adeoye
The Lead Bishop of Worldwide Anglican Church (WAC) in Nigeria, Bishop Seun Adeoye has described as disgraceful and pathetic the presence of some Bishops and Pastors at the unveiling of Senator Kashim Shettima as Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu’s running mate in the forthcoming presidential election.
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) had warned political parties against presentation of Muslim-Muslim ticket for the 2023 presidential election, a call ignored by the APC’s presidential candidate, Tinubu, a Muslim, who picked Shettima, another Muslim as his deputy.
Bishop Adeoye, presently the Spokesman of World Bishops' Council (WBC) in Africa further described the scene where the “so called” ministers of God garbed in the holy garments were seen scrambling for recognition in the midst of crowd at the event which took place at Yar’Adua Event Centre, Abuja.
The clergyman in a statement made available to journalists in Osogbo, Osun State wondered what type of Christianity those bishops and pastors who attended the programme practiced.
“We need to know who the men of God who attended this event are, their churches and where they are coming from and if indeed they are genuine ministers of the gospel
“We need to know too maybe those garments were rented to be put on by those we saw in the pictures as an indication that Christians are in support of Muslim-Muslim ticket.
“And if indeed they were real men of God as they claimed, then it is disgusting, disgraceful and pathetic for them to have disobeyed CAN. We know quite well that some are in the Church ministries because of the gods of their bellies.
“Nobody should take those men serious. We need to be reminded of Judas Iscariot who betrayed Jesus Christ for a mere 30 pieces of silver. So, for them to have shunned the Christian body is an indication of who they are.
“Nigerians should not take them serious. And we must just conclude that they are at the event at a cost. To me, they are fake men of God. We should understand that a Muslim-Muslim ticket is dangerous for a country like Nigeria”, he added.