We are not anti-govt —CAN

As Ayokunle assumes duty as President

The newly-inaugurated President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN),  Dr. Samson Ayokunle, on Wednesday said that the association under his watch would not be anti-government and at the same time would not patronize the government.

Ayokunle said, CAN would be a partner in progress but would not fail to speak against the excesses of political leadership, even in unfavourable to truth.

Ayokunle, who spoke on various issues, also called on the government to take decisive steps, against those religious fanatics, who were attacking Christians, describing them as threats to the unity of Nigeria.

According to him “We are committed to supporting the governments of the day in Nigeria, both the federal and state, in all ways to achieve noble goals that would lead to development in the nation.

Ayokunle stated that the church was in the world to improve it and shine as light in the world. The New CAN, who chronicled the recent attacks on Christians across the country, “called on the government of the day to take decisive actions over these occurrences as it was their constitutional duty to do so.

“We shall not stop crying out for the government to do justice until we see that justice is done. Inaction by those in government would to make the Christians not have confidence in the goverment.”

Ayokunle, also called on Christians and the past leadership of CAN, to forgive each other and work for the unity of the Country, adding that the support of all and sundry was imperative to the survival of the new leadership.

“Without unity in CAN, there cannot be progress. Let us embrace one another as members of God’s family where is there is no North, South, West or East,” he noted.

While speaking, the immediate past President of CAN, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, recalled that his most challenging period was when the Christians, who he was defending, turned against him.