Pastors and Bishops from various Christian religions caused consternation among onlookers as they attended the introduction of Senator Kashim Shettima as the running mate of the All Progressives Congress presidential flagbearer, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
After a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at his Daura home in Katsina State, Tinubu revealed Shettima as his running mate.
The presence of Christian priests caused a sensation when they strolled into the Musa Yar’Adua Centre reception clothed in their cassocks and habits under strong security at the venue.
The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, President (Youth Wing), Belusochukwu Enwere, declared on Tuesday night that no members will be present to protest or express sympathy with the APC’s Muslim-Muslim ticket.
According to Enwere, the body is currently consulting and has not adopted a position.
“Well, we’re still meeting at our level in CAN,” he explained. Consultations on what we need to do and the type of candidate we seek are still happening.
“For the time being, we are weighing all presidential contenders, regardless of religion.” For the time being, let us simply state that we are undecided.”