- Leadership of the CAN has been cautioned to steer clear of Nigeria's politics
- The Arewa pastors gave the warning on Friday, July 26, over comments on President Buhari's government by some leaders of CAN
- John Abu Richard, the national chairman of Arewa pastors, asked the leadership of the Christian body to apologise to Buhari over their comments
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has been cautioned by the Arewa Pastors Non-Denominational Initiative for Peace (APNIP), over their alleged attacks on President Muhammadu Buhari.
Leadership reports that the national chairman of the Arewa pastors, John Abu Richard, who made the call during a press briefing on Friday, July 26, in Abuja, called on CAN to immediately apologise to the president over the unwarranted attacks.
Legit.ng gathered that he advised the leadership of the Christian group to apologise to the president or resign from their current positions.
“We caution CAN leadership to immediately apologise to the Nigerian Christians for going against the objectives that form the association and should resign from their positions for allowing themselves to be used by some certain quarters of politicians to heat up the polity.
“CAN leadership now instigates the Nigerian Christians to hate President Muhammadu Buhari, build tensions and are trying to divide the country along religious lines and if possible cause religious war," he said.
He noted that CAN leadership has dabbled into high sensitive national security issues that could set the entire country on fire, adding that “as clergymen, we are charged by our Holy Book to pray for our leaders irrespective of tribe and religion."
He said the agenda of CAN is to discredit the government of President Buhari and turn the mind of Nigerians against the government.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the southern youth wing of the CAN urged Buhari to arrest members of the coalition of northern groups for issuing a 30-day ultimatum to southern leaders to accept the proposed Ruga settlement by the federal government.
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