Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has warned individuals and groups in the country who are not members of the association to desist from meddling in matters or things of God.
National President of CAN, youth wing, Engr. Daniel Kadzai, who gave the warning yesterday in Abuja, said that Christian youths will not take it lightly with any individual or group trying to tarnish the image of the association.
Reacting to a publication in Vanguard and Leadership Newspaper recently on the forth coming election of CAN, Kadzai stated that such publications are sponsored, saying that members of the public should disbelieve such publication as it lacked merit.
According to the publication, President Muhammadu Buhari was accused of sponsoring a clergy from the Northern part of the country to succeed Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, who is currently the CAN President, to avoid any radical opposition to his administration from the Christian community.
He said that the group that came up with the publication was not affiliated with CAN, neither is the convener; Dr Ebenezer Olusola Abednego, a member of CAN, adding that the publication was done for selfish reason.
Talking about the tension in CAN which was alleged by the group as a result of the forth-coming election in July, Kadzai explained that there was no tension in the association, saying that election in CAN was not a new thing as the association has a structure and processes through which elections are conducted every three years.
“CAN has no skirmishes with the federal government, they have their own primary responsibility to tackle, while CAN is an association of Christian Churches in Nigeria with responsibilities. We have different responsibilities to carry out” he said.
Kadzai disclosed that for one to be qualified to contest for CAN national President, such individual must be a leader of a denomination, not bellow the rank of a bishop or its equivalent, adding that such person should not be less than fifteen years with his or her denomination.
He added that such person must be a product of a recognised theological seminary and must have a sound fundamental knowledge of Christianity.


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