Muslim-Muslin ticket: Abuja pastors tackle CAN
9th November 2022
– muslim-worldview with newsreports
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The President of the Nigeria Coalition of Pastors for Good Leaders, Apostle Babatunde Oguntimehin, has presented proof of ordination and registers of members to dismiss the claim of CAN that they are faceless clerics.
The action was coming barely 24 hours after a delegation of Abuja-based pastors and bishops endorsed the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, at a town hall with some party chieftains from Tinubu’s support group, ‘City Boy Movement.’
The NCPGL president disclosed in a media chat that it was unfortunate that such a comment was coming from the highest Christian body in the country.
He said, “Let me clear the air on CAN’s recent comment, tagging us as faceless pastors. We are not. We are Christians, pastors, and members of CAN. Some of our pastors are also members of PFN and the Organisation of African Instituted Churches.
The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Archbishop Daniel Okoh, said on Tuesday that the choices to be made by Nigerians in the 2023 general election will determine the fortunes of the country,.
Okoh, the General Superintendent of Christ Holy Church International, expressed these views during the Divine Commonwealth Conference of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion in Abuja.
He said, “The election of 2023 is a valid opportunity for Nigerian to turn around the fortunes of this country.
, Luminous Jannamike, Special Assistant on Media to the CAN President, had in a statement, disowned the clerics, hours after the endorsement, saying it was standing by its earlier stance of “no to a same-faith ticket.”
Jannamike stated that inasmuch as the body cannot prevent individuals from voting for certain candidates, the body could not be seen joining issues with religious blocs not affiliated with CAN.