CAN Affirms Non-Affiliation with Political Parties, Emphasizes Religious Identity in Kaduna State Handover Ceremony

CAN’s Non-Political Affiliation Emphasized in Kaduna:

Reverend John Joseph Hayab, the outgoing chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Kaduna State, has underscored the organization’s commitment to religious autonomy, stating that CAN should not be associated with any political party.

The declaration was made during the handover ceremony in Kaduna State, where Reverend Caleb Ma’aji of the TEKAN/ECWA bloc assumed leadership.

Religious Body, Not a Political Entity:

Reverend Hayab emphasized that CAN is a religious entity meant for Christians and should not engage in political affiliations.

Regardless of political power dynamics, members of CAN are first and foremost Christians, and the association will continue to provide support for its success without political bias.

Satisfaction with Leadership Transition:

Expressing satisfaction with the seamless transition of leadership, Reverend Hayab acknowledged the constitutional mandate, indicating that the newly appointed chairman, Reverend Ma’aji, will hold office for a duration of five years.

He also extended his willingness to offer guidance whenever required during the new leadership’s tenure.

New Chairman’s Appreciation:

In response, the newly appointed chairman, Reverend Ma’aji, praised the leadership of his group for their trust and confidence in him.

The focus on unity and support within the CAN leadership underscores the commitment to the organization’s mission and objectives.

Revelations from Buhari’s Former Adviser’s Book:

In a separate development, a recently published book authored by Femi Adesina, Buhari’s former Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, sheds light on the intense campaigns and prayers by prominent pastors aimed at defeating President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2015 election.

Religious Opposition to Buhari’s Candidacy:

The book reveals how certain religious leaders not only campaigned against Buhari’s electoral victory but also continued their opposition through prayers against his administration post-election.

The campaigns, originating from Buhari’s announcement to run for the presidency, involved hate campaigns and hostile rhetoric against him.

Former President Jonathan’s Role:

The narrative in Adesina’s book highlights the role of former President Goodluck Jonathan in mobilizing churches against Buhari.

Jonathan reportedly made numerous visits and speeches in churches ahead of the 2015 election, contributing to the wave of opposition against Buhari.

Preachers’ Hostility and Resistance:

According to Adesina, a significant number of preachers displayed blatant hostility against the Buhari government, even resorting to describing the APC candidate as a precursor of the anti-Christ.

The book points out the prejudiced preachers and congregations that, despite prophetic predictions missing the mark, continued their opposition against Buhari’s administration with unwavering conviction.

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