Controversy trails the presence of about 30 clergymen said to be ‘bishops’ who grace the unveiling ceremony of former governor kashim shettima as the APC vice presidential candidate.
A development, which generated controversy with the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) disowning them.
The clergymen, however, declined to speak when approached by newsmen after the event and disappeared thereafter.
In his speech, Shettima acknowledged their presence saying they were 30 in number.
The Vice President of CAN, 19 Northern States and Abuja, and its Chairman in Kaduna State, Rev. John Joseph Hayab, while reacting said the attendees were desperados who went there for themselves.
“The people we saw at the unveiling of Shettima paraded as bishops are people who did not have enough time to learn how to wear bishop garments. Take a closer look at their photo and you will see another Nollywood movie.
“BAT is free to hire mechanics and other artisans and sew clerical garments for them. An effort that will only add to their many ropes when the political exercise is over but will not change the need for fairness and justice that CAN is calling for.
“CAN appreciate that we are in a democracy, no need to do funny and dubious things just to prove a point because it will in the end bounce back. BAT team should simply do what is right and stop the drama,” he said.