Bauchi State chapter of the Northern Christians Youth Democratic Assembly of Nigeria (NCYDAN) has dissociated itself from media reports that the State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has endorsed the 2019 reelection bid of the State Governor, Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar.
In a press statement signed by the Speaker, Northern Christian Youth Democratic Assembly Of Nigeria, Comrade Daure David Yankoli made available to Press men on Sunday, 30th December, 2018 the organization disassociated themselves from the endorsement of the Governor by Rev Joshua Ray Maina, Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria Bauchi State Chapter during a Christmas Visit to the Government House, Bauchi.
The release contained that, “the attention of Northern Christian Youth Democratic Assembly Of Nigeria has been drawn to the news issued by CAN to media Organizations endorsing Governor Of Bauchi State for Re-election in 2019 general elections.”
The Bauchi State Speaker of NCYDAN according to the release condemns and disassociate itself from the said endorsement as such doesn’t confirm or Carry the views of Christians majority in the state, and by extension Stated that CAN or Christianity is not a Political Organisation.
He reiterated his displeasure to the endorsement and commitment to ensure justice and inclusive Governance stating, “We are countering this information aimed at undermining the Christiandome. We will not our arms to watch few selfish individuals tarnish and befallen the image of Christians in the name of Politics. Christianity is bigger than any individual.”
However, he further said that, on the basis of the above “we have contacted the Secretary of the Christian Youth Association of Nigeria, Bauchi State Chapter who debunked the information, saying they are not party to this endorsement and also on the part of the Chairman of CAN, he described the news as inaccurately reported by the media.”
The release further quoted the CAN Chairman as saying, “all of us in leadership have had inappropriate news content carried or published about us now and before which was not true.”
“Meanwhile, We the Northern Christian Youth Democratic Assembly Of Nigeria further reiterate that the best that could be done in such a circumstance is for the Chairman to condemn the inaccurate news on the basis of the above”, the release further contained.
NCYDAN, therefore, cautioned that care must be taken in handling and publishing whatsoever statements made by leadership of CAN or Christian Organizations in the state warning that, “The idea of making Christians endangered species in the name of politicking or vice versa must stop for the sake of cordial relationship and development in the state and the country at large.”
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