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Shettima’s Unveiling: Calabar-based Cleric Accuses APC of Putting His Name in ‘Bishop List’

Bashir Sani July 21, 2022 11


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  • The allegations that the APC rented some people top pose as clerics at a recent event is still generating reactions
  • A Calabar-based cleric has revealed that his name was listed as one of the clerics at the Abuja event
  • The cleric, however, stated that he has not been to the Federal Capital Territory in the last three months 

A Cross River-based cleric, Apostle Ekapong Ubi, who was number 26 on the purported list of the hired bishops at a recent All Progressives Congress (APC) event in Abuja, has denied being among the clerics.

Apostle Ubi, in a telephone conversation with Daily Sun newspaper on Thursday, July 21 said:

“As I am talking to you now, I am at 8-Miles, Calabar, Cross River state and have not travelled to Abuja in the last three months. 

“I am in Calabar. I never travelled. No call was put across to me by anybody either. I’m not aware and I am not an APC member. So they have decided to use that to collect money. God will judge them.

“I am calling on the Inspector General of Police and other security agencies to go after those fake people. It shows that if APC can go this way, the 2023 election is not safe for us.”

Also reacting, the Cross River state chairman of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, Dr. Lawrence Ekwok, described the action of the APC as the height of deceit and desperation.

He said:

“If some persons can arrange touts and sow some gowns and give them to wear and pay them N40,000 after the event as against the N100, 000 promised each member of the coalition of bishops, that tells you those persons could do anything when they are elected. 

“One of the videos of the so-called ‘bishops’ wearing their robes in the field and sharing their money after the event is already in circulation on social media. So Nigerians need to be very vigilant as we approach 2023.”

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