Mr Tinubu’s unverifiable claim appears to be to douse criticisms generated by his choice of a fellow Muslim as running mate.
In a bid to douse criticisms generated by his choice of a fellow Muslim as running mate, presidential candidate of the APC, Bola Tinubu, has come out to claim that he was rechristened Abraham by influential cleric and pastor of the popular Redeemed Christian Church of God, Enoch Adeboye.
The former Lagos State governor said the RCCG general overseer called him father of nations the day that his wife, Remi, was ordained a pastor in the RCCG.
“The day my wife was ordained a pastor, I was there. Pastor Adeboye gave me the name Abraham,” Mr Tinubu said. “I said what’s the meaning? He said father of nation.”
Mr Tinubu dislcosed this while speaking with the Kano chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria, on Monday. However, Peoples Gazette cannot immediatley verify his claim.
Mr Tinubu’s choice of a Muslim running mate in the person of former Borno State governor Kashim Shettima has been met with criticisms from Christians, with many accusing the ruling APC of an agenda to Islamise Nigeria.
Lawan Babachir, a Tinubu ally and APC chieftain, had threatened that Christians will vote against the APC, describing the same faith ticket as “satanic.”
In July, Peoples Gazette exclusively reported that the State Security Service in a secret memo to President Muhammadu Buhari warned that Mr Tinubu’s choice of vice-presidential candidate for the 2023 presidential election would trigger a sectarian crisis that could destabilise Nigeria.
SOURCE: PEOPLES GAZETTE