Justice Osai Ahiakwo, a well-known attorney and diplomat, has condemned the desperation of the All Progressives Congress, the Nigeria’s ruling party, for hiring individuals to pose as Christian leaders at the announcement of Alhaji Kashim Shettima, a former governor of Borno State, as Bola Tinubu’s vice-presidential running mate.
Ahiakwo claimed that the action represented the political climate as absurd and that they were seeking to denigrate Christianity.
He emphasized that both the sponsors and the hired ones would experience God’s wrath and claimed that the individuals were impostors rather than Christian leaders.
Furthermore, two prominent clerics, including Archbishop Mike Ntuk of the Brotherhood of the Cross and Star College of Bishops and Professor Nneoyi Egbe, Bishop of the Anglican Communion, Calabar Diocese, expressed astonishment and profound dismay at the event.
“It is indeed a very sad development. It shows absolute disregard for God. It is extremely embarrassing,” Ntuk said.
“Why did they not chose to embarrass Muslim leaders by hiring Imams in their regalia to such event? It shows the depth some political leaders can descend in the course of their desperation for power. It really is a shame the quality of leadership and deceit we are throwing up. Unfortunately, God is a Nigerian and He’ll meet them when they least expect and pull away the carpet from under their feet..”
On his part, the Anglican Communion Bishop said, “They have registered themselves for God’s judgement. Except they, including those that hired them confess and repent, they are facing condemnation.”