Abuja, 14 July, 2022 / 9:30 pm (ACI Africa).
News reports alleging that the Local Ordinary of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has endorsed the vice-presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) party in the 2023 election are false, the Archdiocesan Communications Director has said in a disclaimer.
In the Thursday, July 14 statement, Fr. Patrick Alumuku makes reference to a republished news article in which Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama states why he admires Mr. Kashim Shettima. The said article was originally published in 2016.
“It has come to the notice of the Department of the Social Communications of the Archdiocese of Abuja a false news which has gone viral on the endorsement of Kashim Shettima as the APC Vice Presidential candidate,” Fr. Alumuku says.
The Nigerian Priest seeks “to set the records right”. He says, “At no point has the venerable Archbishop either in his personal capacity or as the Metropolitan of Abuja Ecclesiastical Province made such comments."
Fr. Alumuku says that Archbishop Kaigama “has not and will not endorse any candidate as his flock cuts across political parties and he would not prefer one candidate above the other.”