Reactions as Keyamo blasphemously compares Tinubu to Jesus Christ; urges Christians to emulate him

Festus Keyamo, junior labour minister and spokesman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential campaign council, likened Bola Tinubu, presidential candidate of the ruling party, to Jesus Christ, the founder of Christianity.

Mr Keyamo made the blasphemous remark in a controversial tweet early Saturday morning, urging Christian to emulate the former Lagos State governor with a disputed age, health, background and source of wealth.

“The ability of @officialABAT to easily forgive those who’ve betrayed him continues to inspire millions of Nigerians,” Mr Keyamo said. “This is a special Christ-like quality and it’s a reflection of the type of tolerant President he would be. Many shepherds of the faith might do well to emulate him.”

The junior minister might be referring to his inclusion into the Tinubu-Shettima Presidential Campaign Council despite working against the aspiration of the former Lagos governor and supporting another aspirant of the party, Rotimi Amaechi, Transportation Minister, who trailed Mr Tinubu during the APC presidential primary.

His comparison has sparked reaction on Twitter, a popular social media micro-blogging platform where he made the claim and got tongue-lashed mostly by critics.

Below are few of the reactions that trailed his inciting comparison.