CAN President distances self from APC PCC list

President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Archbishop Daniel Okoh, has said that has expressed displeasure after the names of some members of the apex Christian body appeared on the Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) list of the All Progressives Congress.

In a statement, Archbishop Okoh noted that he is worried about the development. However, he would investigate the list and check how the members of CAN got into it, considering their stand on politics.

It will be recalled that Okoh had said that the Christian body does not play partisan politics. However, some members of the association have said that they do not support the APC’s Muslim-Muslim ticket and they would not be voting for Bola Tinubu and Kashim Shettima, the presidential and vice-presidential candidate of the APC.

The statement read, “My attention as President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has been drawn to the revised list of members of the Tinubu/Shettima 2023 President Campaign Council wherein the names of some outgoing officials of the body were featured.

“Such a development is worrisome because it counters the well-known stance of CAN on partisanship. I want to categorically exonerate my humble self from this development and any of such that may occur in the future.

“I want to use this medium to assure all Christians in Nigeria and the general public that since I received the news, I have commenced full investigation into how the officials got involved into overt partisanship.

“At the end of the probe, CAN will take fair, but decisive and appropriate action with a view to defending the ideals of the umbrella Christian body I lead by the grace of the Almighty God.

“On a final note, I urge the general public to be calm while we collectively work to entrench a culture of inclusion and respect for our religious diversities in our political leadership.”

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