One of the ‘bishops” allegedly hired by the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, during the unveiling of the party’s vice presidential candidate, Kashim Shettima in Abuja on Wednesday, has claimed that he only got N40,000 instead of the promised N100,000.
Clips of the bishops, dressed in cassocks gracing the ceremony, had flooded the social media , with some Nigerians identifying a few of them as street urchins.
One of the ‘bishops’ who spoke with Peoples Gazette, Joseph Odaudu alleged that they were hired from a motor park.
According to him, the APC members promised to pay them N100,000 each by the ‘Tinubu People’.
He, however, lamented that he only got N40,000 instead of the promised N100,000
“They came to meet us at the car park behind Eagle Square and they promised to give me N100,000. They bought food for us and took us to another place where they gave us clothes to dress like Christian leaders and reverend fathers,” Mr Odaudu told The Gazette.
“But after we finished, they only gave me N40,000 and another person said they got only N30,000. I don’t know why they changed our agreement because they said they had N100,000 for us.
“I am a Christian and I am supporting Tinubu but I hate when people lie and fail to deliver on their promises,” he added.
Meanwhile, the Tinubu Campaign Organisation, TCO, has denied the reports of fake bishops, saying they are clerics without big names.
TCO, in a statement by its Director of Media and Communication, Mr. Bayo Onanuga said the bishops were not hired.