Northern Nigerian Christian Faction Pullouts Of CAN

Northern Nigerian Christian Faction Pullouts Of CAN

By Ogala Osoka | Staff Reporter on August 15, 2016
Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor

Concerned Christians of Northern Nigeria, a faction of Christians in Nigeria has announced a breakaway from the umbrella body of the faith in Nigeria, the Christian Association Of Nigeria, CAN.

While addressing the press, Luka Shehu and Peter Doka, on Sunday, August 14, 2015 in Jos, Plateau State cited corruption as the chief reason why they have seceded from the apex body, CAN, and have called themselves the Northern Nigeria Christian Association, NNCA.

“What happened on Tuesday, 20th July, 2016, at the Christian Centre, where Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor handed over CAN to Rev. Supo Ayodele was contrary to CAN constitution and the greatest travesty of justice, lies, manipulation and imposition by men in white collar and cassocks.

“In the spirit of freedom of choice and liberty to choose, we hereby state emphatically that those who wish to continue membership of CAN in the North are free to do so.

“However, considering our common shared values and peculiarities as Christians from the North and in the absence of any understanding or compassion from CAN, and after wide consultations amongst Christian leaders, traditional rulers, youths and women, we under this auspices from the North have unanimously decided to revert to the pre-independence Northern Nigeria Christian Association, NNCA.

“Therefore, we reject every process of the 14th June 2016 election of the president of CAN as it was a process where CAN constitution and Christian leaders were manipulated with impunity.

“In Oritsejafor’s desperation to hand over to his cronies, puppets and allies, they hurriedly ratified the stage-managed elections of 14th June 2016, and the former CAN president, with mockery to due process and integrity, handed over to his choice,” the statement ended.

According to Daily Trust, NNCA would begin registration of its members today, Monday, August 15, 2016.

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