Muslim-Muslim Ticket: After Meeting Tinubu, Atiku, Peter Obi, CAN Makes Powerful Decisive Comment

Muslim-Muslim Ticket: After Meeting Tinubu, Atiku, Peter Obi, CAN Makes Powerful Decisive Comment

  • CAN, the umbrella body of Christians in Nigeria has reiterated that its position on the same faith ticket remained the same
  • The religious group also call for a holistic review of Nigeria's constitution to pave way for the peace, progress and prosperity of the country
  • Daniel Okoh, the president of the group, led the leaders of different Christian groups in the country to engage all the presidential candidates on insecurity, power, restructuring, corruption and economy

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FCT, Abuja - Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), the umbrella body of the Christian faithful in Nigeria, has said he is yet to make a shift on its position on the All Progressives Congress (APC) same faith ticket.

The religious body made the clarification after meeting the presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and his counterpart in the Labour Party, Peter Obi, Vanguard reported.

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Last week, the body of Christ met with Bola Tinubu, the APC presidential candidate and presented him with the concerns of the Christians in Nigeria.

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The religious organisation has done the same with other presidential candidates, including Atiku Abubakar of the PDP and his counterpart in the Labour Party, Peter Obi.

CAN engaged the presidential candidates in the 2023 election on restructuring, insecurity, economy, power and corruption.

Archbishop Daniel Okoh, the CAN president, said a review of the 1999 constitution will make a path for justice, progress, peace and prosperity of the country.

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Okoh added that CAN is trying to watch its paths to avoid being partisan in the build-up to the 2023 presidential election.

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He noted that the position of the religious body on the same faith ticket has not changed.

His statement reads in part:

“We have not changed our position (on same-faith ticket). If we want to change any position, we’ll let the Nigerian public know. And so, when people read insinuations in the social media, I will advise that people to come verify, and to be sure that what you see out there is truly the position of CAN."

2023 election: Why Tinubu might not be able to do 2 of 7 CAN’s demands earlier reported that CAN has hosted Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the APC, at an interactive session to make him understand the plight of Nigerian Christians.

The body of Christ then presented seven demands before the presidential hopeful should in case he wins the 2023 presidential election.

However, the former Lagos state governor might not be able to achieve two of the seven demands while two others already existed in the Nigerian constitution.


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