Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Borno state chapter, Bishop Naga Mohammed dismissed media reportsalleging that he has thrown his weight behind the muslim-muslim candidates s of the All Progressives Congress APC.
Media reports indicated that the CAN chairman had declared support for the former Borno Governor Alhaji Kashim Ibrahim Shettima as the running mate to APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu a moved that has been widely condemned by Christian bodies across the country.
However, Bishop Mohammed denied granting interview to any journalist on the matter adding that there was also no press release from his office indicating his support or otherwise.
The clergyman who made this known in an interview with newsmen said that viral report was curled from what he said in 2017 when Shettima was still Borno governor following Boko Haram attacks on the State.
His words: “I have not granted an interview to anybody and never issued any statement. Was it not yesterday (Sunday) they said they had appointed him (Shettima)? How come I granted interview at the APC secretariat?
“Nobody called me. No journalist called me, except when this thing happened, when the papers were carrying it viral, then people were calling me.
“Right now, I’m somehow angry and not even composed to talk very well. The story they are carrying was in 2017 when Boko Haram was devastating Borno when Kashim Shettima was the governor.
“They picked that story and I, being CAN chairman, they now levelled it against me. I am just framed up and I don’t even have trust speaking with journalists, including you, because I don’t know what else you will write.”