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2023: PDP asks Tinubu to withdraw from presidential race over ‘fake bishops’

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, to immediately withdraw from the race for…

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, to immediately withdraw from the race for allegedly hiring ‘fake bishops’ to grace the unveiling of his vice presidential candidate, Senator Kassim Shettima. 

Addressing a press conference at the party’s headquarters in Abuja Friday, the national publicity secretary of the party, Debo Ologunagba, said Tinubu and the APC had committed a sacrilegious and fraudulent act, adding they have no moral ground to contest the poll. 

“The PDP, in the strongest term, condemns this profane and highly provocative act of desperation by the sinking APC presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu,” he said.

He said Nigerians were “sickened by videos and pictorial evidence of known mechanics, bus conductors and fraudsters sacrilegiously dressed in fake bishop vestments and paid to endorse the unveiling of Asiwaju Tinubu’s widely rejected running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima.”

He said the APC presidential candidate had lost the basic required leadership integrity and should not bother contesting.