Muslim-Muslim Ticket: Walter Anga Reacts to the Picture of Clergymen at the Unveiling of Shettima as Tinubu’s Running Mate
Nollywood actor, Walter Anga, has reacted to a picture of clergyman who were reportedly present at the unveiling of Kashim Shettima as the running mate of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The 44-year-old shared his reaction on Instagram on Wednesday, referring to the clergymen as ‘Unknown Bishops.’
‘Unknown Gunmen, Unknown Soldiers, Unknown, Unknown Bandits, Unknown Thieves, Unknown Terrorists, and now Unknown Bishops. Only in Nigeria,” he wrote.
Pictures of some the clergymen at the event which was held in Abuja on Wednesday, sparked criticism on social media, with many describing the leaders as fake and the move desperate on the part of the APC.
Tinubu had on July 10, picked Shettima, former governor of Borno State and serving senator as his running mate in the 2023 polls, sparking outrage.
Many Nigerians pointed out that Tinubu, a muslim, should not have picked another muslim as his running mate.
The pictures of the clergymen present at the unveiling, was released to show their support for the Muslim-Muslim ticked as it is now being called.
Shortly after the pictures were made public, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), distanced itself from the clergymen.
CAN spokesperson, Bayo Oladeji, in a phone interview with PREMIUM TIMES, denounced the leaders as ‘fake’
“They are fake. They are not our members. CAN was not represented there. Anybody can wear a cassock, anybody can buy it in the market and claim to be anything.
“Were you not in this country, when they exhumed a four years old interview, published it in Trust (Daily Trust), claiming that was the Chairman of CAN in Borno endorsing Shettima? Were you not in this country when they presented a photograph from 2017 saying ‘CAN officials’ visited Shettima?”
Other Nigerians also took to social media to criticize the APC over the pictures.
“What Kashim Shettima did gathering those charlatans parading as priests is hugely disrespectful to Christians in Nigeria.
“If a Christian politician down south gathers a group of charlatans, dresses them like Imams…, I am sure lots of Muslims won’t find it funny….,” tweeted Kelvin Odanz, a popular influencer