By Yemi Adedeji, Abuja
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has denied endorsing Ayodele Fayose, Governor of Ekiti State, for the 2019 presidential election.
CAN stated that the letter reportedly endorsing Fayose for the 2019 presidential election by Musa Asake, was done in his personal capacity and not as its General Secretary.
Bayo Oladeji, Special Assistant, Media and Communications to the CAN President in a statement on Thursday noted that since the letter was leaked to the media, for whatever reasons, some prominent Christian stakeholders have been making calls to CAN President, Samson Ayokunle, asking for the clarifications since there was never a time the matter was discussed by the leadership of the Association, hence the need for this statement.
He stated that, “In the letter, Dr. Asake stated it there clearly that it was his personal letter. This contradicts the impression being given by the media that CAN had endorsed the Governor
There was no time CAN or the President of CAN authorised such a letter. It was the personal opinion of the General Secretary.
” However, anyone who wants to run for any political office in Nigeria has our goodwill in CAN and we would be praying for them if he or she is well qualified to contest, including the respectable Governor Fayose. Our prayer to God is to always get a godly, a detribalized and peace loving leader presiding over the affairs of the country,” Oladeji said.
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