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Christian group asks CAN leaders to resign

The Concerned Christian group has asked the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to prevail on its President, Rev. Supo Ayokunle and the General Secretary, Rev…

The Concerned Christian group has asked the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to prevail on its President, Rev. Supo Ayokunle and the General Secretary, Rev Musa Asake to resign “as a way to cleanse and reposition the apex Christian body.”
The group through its Chairman, Rev. Luka Shehu in a statement  yesterday urged CAN to inject “new breed of righteous leadership rather than recycling old wine in new skin.”
The group also requested ECWA to withdraw Rev. Asake from CAN headquarters because of his role in the last election that saw the emergence of Ayokunle as President.
Rev. Shehu said Asake’s recent statement that some Muslims had tried to rig the CAN election in favour of their stooge is “unbecoming of a Christian leader” and demanded that Rev. Asake tells Nigerians which Muslims where rigging the CAN election and which candidate went asking for money in respect of the election.
The statement added that “With a lingering court case over the CAN election, how could Asake accuse the plaintiff of being sponsored by Muslims?”
Meanwhile, Dr. Ayokunle yesterday said in Abuja that throughout his service years till he emerged as the CAN President, he had never associated himself with any political party in the country and would not do so now that he had been elected divinely to serve.
The CAN leader said his position that John Kerry during his visit to Nigeria deliberately side-lined the Christian leadership was quoted out of context.
He said: “There was never a time I referred to the 2015 presidential poll and the so-called American support given to the APC by the Obama administration in the interview… I was misquoted and misrepresented.
“I never linked Mr. Kerry’s visit to Nigeria with the last presidential election and the possible support of the United States for the APC.”

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