- Arewa pastors have accused the Christian Association of Nigeria of a sinister plot to discredit the Buhari-led government
- The plot, according to the pastor, is being executed in connivance with the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha
- The group also accused CAN of making efforts to divide Nigeria along tribal, religious and political lines
A non-denominational Christian organisation, Arewa Pastors Non-Denominational Initiative for Peace, has accused the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) of a sinister plot to discredit the President Buhari-led government.
The plot, according to the group, is being executed in connivance with the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha.
Leadership reports that the national president of the association, Bishop John Abu Richard, stated this on Tuesday, May 27 while briefing journalists.
According to him, members of the body were unanimous in their condemnation of the activities of the CAN leadership.
The statement reads in part: “We also observe with shock the day to day anatomisation of the federal government led by President Muhammadu Buhari by the hijacked CAN.
“We completely condemn the hijacked leadership of CAN who worked against President Muhammadu Buhari by declaring him a jihadist that is masterminding the killing of Christians, pastors, burning of churches with an agenda to turn Nigeria to an Islamic state.
“This they campaigned from church to church and other communication channels. It is disheartening that Rev. Samson Ayo Kunle and Rev. Dr. Yakubu Pam have hijacked CAN and are using CAN as a platform for self-aggrandisement, political gains, self-promotion, securement of federal government appointments and completely self-gain and etc.
“It is also highly regrettable that the SGF, Mr. Boss Mustapha who is supposed to protect the interest of his principal is corroborating, colluding, assisting the present CAN of Worms led by Rev. Samson Ayo Kunle and his northern counterpart, Rev. Dr. Yakubu Pam who are always anti-Buhari to silence the genuine Christian religious bodies that believe in the corporate existence of Nigeria.”
The group also condemned the what they termed “unrelented efforts” by the CAN to divide Nigeria along tribal, religious and political lines, particularly its support for comments by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who had accused President Buhari of fulfilling his agenda of fulanizing and islamizing Nigeria.
“We members of Arewa Pastors and some senior Christian clerics across Nigeria strongly condemn this hate statement by former President Olusegun Obasanjo hence the statement is capable to divide the country,” the group said.
Meanwhile, Women Aspirants Forum of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has begun 21 days fasting and prayer to help usher in President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term in office.
National leader of the forum, Mrs Adedoyin Eshanumi told journalists in Abuja on Sunday, May 26, that the fasting and prayer was to facilitate the removal of any obstacle that could hinder the president’s second term inauguration on May 29 in Abuja.
Eshanumi also said that the fasting and prayer was to make God to grant the president the good health, strength, and wisdom needed to lead the country to the next level.
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