The recent political endorsement of President Muhammadu Buhari by some northern pastors was an “exercise in futility,” says the opposition Peoples Democratic Party.
A delegation of the Arewa Pastors Non-Denominational Initiative for Peace in Nigeria visited Buhari last week.
Led by Bishop John Abu Richard, the group was reported to have endorsed the president for another term in office.
But the PDP, in their reaction, said the Presidency was only being desperate to get support for the commander in chief.
The party accused the Buhari administration of hiring of supposed ‘Arewa Pastors.’
It also listed the controversial Martin Luther King Jr Award as another “procured endorsement.”
“Having failed to gain any endorsement from reputable international figures, such as Bill Gates and the Martin Luther Kings Jr group, the Presidency has now … resorted to cheaper ways and means, particularly, along the unregulated and porous religious and sectional lines,” it said in a statement on Sunday.
“It is now overtly manifest that the Buhari administration is ready to even stage anything, no matter how ignoble, including fake rescue missions, to deceive Nigerians.”