CAN advises Buhari, blasts president's media aide

CAN advises Buhari, blasts president's media aide

- CAN has fired back at President Buhari's media assistant, Lauretta Onochie

- It said the media assistant to the president is a pathological liar

- It also advised the president to give Nigerians a sense of belonging

President Muhammadu Buhari has been advised to give Nigerians a sense of belonging in his government irrespective of race and religious belief, Guardian reports

The piece of advice was contained in a statement made by the Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Tuesday, October 9. gathers that the christian body in the country also used the means to express its dissatisfaction over the open letter written to its president by President Buhari's assistant media aide, Lauretta Onochie.

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Onochie was reported to have written an open letter to the CAN president, Samson Olasupo Ayokunle, accusing him of corruption and running down CAN and its affiliates.

But in his rejoinder, the public relations officer, Northern CAN, John Hayab lashed out at the president's aide. He said it was insulting of her to drag the body down the level of shameless.

Hayab also expressed shock over presidency's claim that all its political appointments were based on merit.

He said: "That is not true and everyone knows it. Onochie is not only a liar, but also a misguided person. Her letter to Ayokunle associating him with Satan only confirms who she is.

“Unknowingly to the likes of Onochie and her pay masters, Ayokunle is raising a high standard of integrity in CAN to the shame of his detractors. That is why those false accusations against him can’t stand.

“Fortunately and coincidentally, her so-called open letter came out on the same day a well-respected newspaper in the country, The Guardian in its editorial, added a voice to the national concern over President Buhari’s nepotism.

“It indicated that Nigerians are no more fools and could no longer be misguided by despicable characters who have strayed into the corridors of power.

“We would have ignored the attention-seeking Onochie in her attempt to denigrate religious leaders who are doing everything to ensure peace among our people across religious divide, but we need to set the record straight."

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Meanwhile, previously reported that the special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on social media, Lauretta Onochie, accused CAN of being a parasite bent on fueling crisis in the nation.

Onochie, in a long post on her Facebook page, titled 'Christian Association of Nigeria not in talking terms with God' called CAN the Cankerworm Association of Nigeria,

She also accused the body and its leaders of misleading their followers.

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