The Christain Association of Nigeria on Wednesday disassociated itself from the reports emerging from the trending picture of the CAN President Rev. Dr Samson Ayokunle, Kogi State CAN Chairman and Governor Yahaya Bello on social media.
Barr. Kwamkur Samuel Vondip, Director, Legal and Public Affairs, while reacting to the reports in a statement noted that the picture is being painted as if the CAN President went to pray for the Kogi State Governor for his re-election in the November 16 election.
He stated that the people behind this cheap propaganda are individuals who do not mean well for the church and Nigeria as a whole.
Vondip claimed that those people are without the fear of God and have forgotten that God will hold them accountable for every evil word and misleading information they release.
He revealed that the Kogi State Governor in July 2019, proposed to lay the foundation of the first-ever Chapel at the Government House so that the Christians would have a place of worship just like their Muslim counterparts.
He added: “The Kogi CAN leadership invited the President of CAN to come and lay the foundation stone of the chapel and this was done to the glory of God, and of course special prayers were held at the function for the government of Kogi State.”
He wonders why people will see it as a crime for the CAN President to lay the foundation of a chapel and pray for government functionaries.
“For any person to bring up the picture at this critical period of elections and paint it as prayers for the reelection of the Governor shows the extent of mischief and desperation by the individuals behind it.”
“We, therefore, debunk this type of blackmail and warn the people behind it to desist from this type of manipulation because God will hold them liable for this evil one day. This information is totally false and misleading.”
He charged all Christians and Nigerians to disregard any information from CAN on the forthcoming elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States.
Vondip noted that the Christain body is not partisan and won’t identify with any party candidate or candidates in the forthcoming governorship elections.
“CAN call on Christians to come out en-mass to exercise their franchise and also calls on all Nigerians to pray for fair, peaceful and credible elections in the two States.”