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CAN to probe ‘worrisome’ inclusion of its members in APC campaign council

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The Christain Association of Nigeria (CAN) has condemned the inclusion of some of its outgoing officers in the newly released All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign council.

On Thursday, APC released a revised list of campaign council members.

Daniel Okoh, CAN president, said the “names of some outgoing officials” of the body were included.

In a statement released on Thursday evening, the CAN president distanced himself from the “worrisome” situation.

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He said the development “counters the well-known stance of CAN on partisanship” and investigations have begun on the matter.

“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,” Okoh wrote.

“Such a development is worrisome because it counters the well-known stance of CAN on partisanship.

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“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 a full investigation into how the officials got involved into overt partisanship.

“At the end of the probe, CAN will take 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.”

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CAN had severally criticised the APC on the same-faith presidential ticket of Bola Tinubu and Kashim Shettima.

Okoh once described the move by the APC as a scheme to make Christians feel like second-class citizens in the country.

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