Archbishop Daniel Okoh who is the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has made it clear that he would be distancing himself from the slated revised list of the members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and presidential campaign council wherein the names of some of the officials of the organisation had been featured.
In a statement on Thursday night, he said the umbrella Christian body will investigate the matter after which fair, but decisive and appropriate action will be taken.
The statement read, “My attention as President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has been drawn to the revised list of members of the Tinubu/Shettima 2023 President Campaign Council wherein the names of some outgoing officials of the body were featured.
“Such a development is worrisome because it counters the well-known stance of CAN on partisanship.
“I want to categorically exonerate my humble self from this development and any of such that may occur in the future.
“I want to use this medium to assure all Christians in Nigeria and the general public that since I received the news, I have commenced full investigation into how the officials got involved into overt partisanship.
“At the end of the probe, CAN will take a fair, but decisive and appropriate action with a view to defending the ideals of the umbrella Christian body I lead by the grace of the Almighty God.
“On a final note, I urge the general public to be calm while we collectively work to entrench a culture of inclusion and respect for our religious diversities in our political leadership.”
In another report, Tinubu Youth Disciples (TYD) which has been identified as a political group has openly commended the emergence of Most Rev. Daniel Okoh as the newly elected President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in an election which had been recently conducted.
Prince Koyoyo Uhrorho who is the National Coordinator of TYD had made this statement in a congratulatory message issued and addressed to the new CAN President on Thursday in Abuja.