One of the clergies who attended Wednesday’s unveiling of former Borno Gov. Kashim Shettima as the running mate to APC’s presidential flag-bearer – Bola Tinubu – has reacted to the controversy their presence at the event generated.
In a video posted on social media, Igbokwe Prince, senior pastor at Yoke Breaker Prophetic Ministry, Abuja, said they attended the event, held at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre, because of their respect for the party’s position on Muslim-Muslim ticket.
Prince said most of the clergymen at the event backed Yakubu Pam, the executive secretary of the Christian Pilgrims Commission, as vice-presidential candidate of the APC, but when that failed, they respected the decision of the APC on same faith ticket.
Christians should accept that APC took the decision to win the election, Prince added. He warned against mixing religion with politics.
“Christian communities and Christian organizations I don’t think they are political parties,” Prince said. “What the party – APC – has done is in the best interest of the party because every political party wants to win an election.”
He added that: “We protested severally, we supported Rev. Yakubu Pam, a Christian, the executive secretary of the Christian Pilgrimage Board, to be fielded as a running mate. The party decided what is best for them to win the election.
“When you bring religion inside a political party, it will definitely not augur well, not give them the edge to win an election.”