Fake bishop cries out after he was short changed by the APC presidential candidate
One of the fake bishops that appeared at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja, Wednesday for the public presentation of Alhaji Kassim Shettima as the All Progressives Congress(APC) vice presidential flagbearer has cried foul over the sordid affair.
A Joseph Odaudu who appeared as a fake Catholic bishop said Alhaji Bola Tinubu the APC presidential candidate had, through his handlers broke a mutual agreement which stipulated the sum of N100,000 (US$240) as appearance fee.
“They came to meet us at the car park behind Eagle Square and they promised to give me N100,000. They bought food for us and took us to another place where they gave us clothes to dress like Christian leaders and reverend fathers,” Odaudu told the People’s Gazette after the event in Abuja. “But after we finished they only gave me N40,000 and another person said they got only N30,000. I don’t know why they changed our agreement because they said they had N100,000 for us.”
“I am a Christian and I am supporting Tinubu but I hate when people lie and fail to deliver on their promises,” he added.
“Tinubu will not make heaven.” Another fake bishop who refused to identified chimed in. Confirming he only got N10,000 after he was promised N100.000. “He will not win the election after short changing us. If he can fail in keeping promises like this what happens if he gets elected?”
Tinubu recruited the fake bishops following -strong criticism from the Christian Association of Nigeria which said no church should vote for anybody with ties to drugs and Islamist terror group- for picking a fellow Muslim as his running mate for the 2023 General Elections.
The Catholic Church had described those who appeared at the event held at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja as “impostors”.
“We have seen the photos circulating online, they are not Catholic bishops. The Catholic Church did not send any representation to the event held today by Bola Tinubu and his running mate Kashim Shettima,” Rev. Fr. Patrick Alumuku, a spokesman for the Catholic Church Headquarters in Abuja, told Peoples Gazette. “If you look at the manner the imposters dressed and conducted themselves, you will see they are not Catholic Church officials.”
The APC Press office was unavailable for comment.