The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has congratulated the brand new President of the Christian Affiliation of Nigeria (CAN), Most Reverend Daniel Okoh.
Naija Information experiences that Reverend Okoh emerged as the brand new CAN president after his affirmation on Thursday by the Normal Meeting of the Christian physique.
With Okoh’s ratification on Thursday, he succeeds Rev. Samson Olusupo Ayokunle, upon completion of his tenure as the pinnacle of CAN.
In an announcement on Friday by his media aide, Tunde Rahman, the APC presidential candidate described the brand new CAN head as a worthy and distinguished chief.
Tinubu mentioned as the brand new CAN President assumes the mantle of management, he expressed hope and prayer that his tenure brightens each nook of the nation.
He famous that Okoh is a worthy successor to Rev. Ayokunle whose tenure as CAN president was characterised by distinctive dedication, precept and knowledge.
Tinubu, nonetheless, declared that Nigeria can solely count on nothing however impressed and enlightened management from Rev. Okoh.
He mentioned: “CAN is among the most essential organisations within the nation. Not solely does it search the betterment of the Christian group in Nigeria, its ethical pressure and standing profit all Nigerians as we search to ascertain a simply and compassionate society the place folks of all faiths and beliefs stay and work collectively in peace and concord.
“As a nation, we’re in a essential second the place misguided and horrible actors try and destroy social concord and reign violence on us all.
“These terrible forces search to stoke spiritual and ethnic divisions in hope of pitting Nigerian brothers in opposition to Nigerian brothers. First rate and good Nigerians of all faiths should ally once more with such designs.
“Whereas we could not agree on all the pieces, all well-meaning Nigerians agree that we should stay in peace, should respect and honour our variety and eschew violence and hatred.
“We’re grateful that CAN as an organisation embodies these and different rules that replicate the values and virtues of Christ.
“We’re glad that the brand new President of CAN, Rev. Okoh, is a humane and sort soul who has devoted his life to the betterment of his fellow man and is an individual who will work with leaders of different faiths and beliefs to anneal the bonds of unity, inter-religious understanding and tolerance whereas advocating for the advantages of democratic good governance for all Nigerians no matter creed or perception programs.
“So long as we stand forthright and cling to those tenets, Nigeria will defeat the plans of those that search to put discord and hatred at our door.
“As Rev. Okoh assumes the mantle of management, it’s my hope and prayer that his tenure brightens each nook of our nation and will he be a shining gentle to all.”