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CAN Presidency: Christian group accuses APC on plot to replace Oritsejafor



A group of Christians under the umbrella of Christ Redeemers Union (CRU), has accused the All Progressive Congress (APC) of plans to replace the outgoing President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor with a handpicked candidate, reports ITRealms.
This, our correspondent in Abuja gathered was to forestall strong or radical opposition to the President Mohammadu Buhari administration in preparation for Oritsejafor exit in July, 2016.

The National Director of CRU, Dr. Ebenezer Olusola Abednego, told correspondent on Sunday in Abuja, that Christians would resist any plan by the Presidency to install this kind of leadership in CAN Presidency, recalling that would be a repeat of what transpired during the former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s era.

The group alleged that their determination to resist Buhari and APC in determining who becomes President of CAN is a battle of ‘No Retreat, No Surrender.’ 

“A top official in the Presidency, who is spearheading the campaign, has started deploying resources for logistics towards ensuring the emergence of a church leader in the Northern part of the country believed to be friendly to Buhari.

"The government official funding some religious leaders in the North who have been recruited as foot soldiers to perfect the strategy. There is tension now in CAN and the action of the Presidency has polarised the association along North – South dichotomy as Northern religious are being lobbied to support the plot."

Olusola explained that the APC government was desperate to ensure the emergence of its candidate in CAN who will lead the Nigerian Christians community.

"We have it on good authority that any leader being installed by the Presidency in CAN would avoid any virulent criticism of the Buhari government and this has informed their desperate move to install a leadership that will not be critical.

"But we are vehemently opposed to government meddling into a purely religious affairs and should the Presidency succeed in installing an APC/Buhari stooge in CAN, we will pull out of CAN. We are ready for them, we have it on good authority that some Muslim leaders from the North are behind the plot. But by the power in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ, every knee shall bow and they won't succeed."

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