The Christian Affiliation of Nigeria (CAN) has confirmed Most Reverend Daniel Okoh as the brand new president of the Christian umbrella physique.
Okoh’s emergence as the brand new CAN president was confirmed on Thursday by the Normal Meeting of the physique.
It will likely be recalled that Reverend Okoh had earlier emerged because the candidate from the Electoral School however had to be ratified by the Nationwide Govt Council and the Normal Meeting of CAN.
With Okoh’s ratification on Thursday, he now takes over from Revd Dr. Samson Supo Ayokunle because the CAN president, Naija Information studies.
The brand new CAN president was ratified by all 259 delegates current on the twelfth Normal Meeting and is anticipated to serve a single five-year time period.
Insecurity In Nigeria
Talking after his emergence, Okoh appreciated President Muhammadu Buhari for his efforts towards tackling insecurity in Nigeria to date however mentioned extra must be finished.
The CAN president mentioned there’s an excessive amount of bloodletting happening within the nation by bandits and terrorists.
He mentioned, “Whereas thanking the President and the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR), for his efforts to fight terrorism and banditry, I want to attraction to His Excellency to finish the bloodletting, kidnapping and common insecurity in all of the geo-political zones of the nation.
“I consider that authorities can do extra to safe the lives and property given all the trendy expertise inside its attain.”
Muslim/Muslim Ticket vs CAN
Okoh went forward to guarantee that CAN will proceed to actively take part in nation-building stating the controversy surrounding the Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He accused these flying such a ticket of non secular insensitivity.
The CAN president added nevertheless that regardless of the event, Christians will proceed to make optimistic influence in each sector of the nation.
In response to him, “We’re coming in on the time that each one of us within the Christian religion, consider that some part of political leaders aren’t delicate to the varied nature of our inhabitants when sure selections are being made.
“Many Christians really feel and have the real worry that there’s a deliberate plan to take away the Christian religion from the scheme of issues and make us second-class residents in our personal nation – real worry borne out of the latest happenings in our polity i.e. the same-faith ticket in one of many main political events in Nigeria regardless of the warning raised by CAN since two years in the past.
“No matter occurs, irrespective of what number of occasions our sensibilities are insulted, we should resolve to make a optimistic influence on the political, financial and social programs of our expensive nation.”