Forward of the 2023 elections, the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu was in a gathering with some Christian clerics beneath the aegis of the Pentecostal Bishops Discussion board of Northern Nigeria.
On the assembly, Tinubu, disclosed that his alternative of a former governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima was not a menace to the Christian neighborhood.
He added that his resolution was primarily based on competence and never non secular issues, including that solely competence can resolve the political and socio-economic challenges bedevilling the nation.
The APC presidential candidate stated he has at all times been a good friend of the Christian neighborhood and he must be thought of primarily based on his monitor data, plans and agenda for growing Nigeria.
“How will Nigeria develop? How can we banish starvation? How can we enhance the insecurity and the way can we eradicate killing each other, shedding of blood of harmless residents, that’s what we should take to the workplace and never our faith.
“My intention is obvious, not religiosity. My intention is to develop this nation, to carry prosperity to our nation and I’ve higher qualification, higher monitor data, higher publicity, higher imaginative and prescient than any of my mates.
“When the shortlisted names came, I looked at the characters on the list, their background and everything and here is somebody (Kassim Shetimma) who is so brilliant, so committed, who, during the crisis in Borno protected Christians,” he stated.
The bishops, nevertheless, stated the assembly just isn’t affirmation they’ll endorse APC’s candidate.
Chairman of Pentecostal Bishops Discussion board of Northern Nigeria, Archbishop John Reward, stated, “We are not committed to endorsing anybody, but you should ask your conscience and from what you have heard and from the explanation, he (Tinubu) had given to us to make your own judgement of who will better rule and handle the country.”