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CAN Denies Endorsing Buhari

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CAN Denies Endorsing Buhari

The Christian Association of Nigeria on Wednesday debunked claims that it had endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for the 2019 presidential election.

The body dissociated itself from the endorsement of Buhari by a political group, Change Advocates of Nigeria, using similar CAN acronym with the Christian body.

Speaking on the report, CAN President, Rev. Supo Ayokunle, stated that the association “has been drawn to a report with the title, ‘CAN says no vacancy in Aso Rock, endorses Buhari, Oshiomhole’ as published on some online media platforms.

According to him, “After reading the report, we have come to realise that the statement was issued by a political movement, Change Advocates of Nigeria, with the same acronym, CAN.

“We wish to reiterate here that the Christian body has not endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari or any other presidential aspirant for election. We wish to urge the general public to discountenance the claim because it did not emanate from Christian Association of Nigeria at all.”

He explained that “CAN recognises the right of political groups to perform their activities and also endorse whoever they deem fit in support of their political aspirations,” but dissociated its members from the political group using its acronym, CAN.

He added, “While we are presently making enquiries to determine the circumstances behind a group deploying our acronym for political mileage, we call on Nigerians once again to dismiss the alleged report as coming from CAN.

“We pray for all that are contesting for one position or the other including the incumbent President that the will of the Lord will come to pass in their lives and that the best person in the mind of God would emerge victorious in the name of Jesus.”

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