The Northern wing of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has advised its leaders and members to stop the bickering over the national leadership’s congratulatory visit to President Muhamadu Buhari.
The body said all Christians must unite to address the killings and security challenges in Nigerian and avoid situations that may destroy the Church.
A statement on Saturday by the Northern CAN Public Relations Officer (PRO), Reverend Joseph John Hayab, said; “It is sad to note that at a time when Christians need unity and love, for progress, some few elements do not seem to want to allow CAN to focus on the security challenges the nation is facing today.
“One of such distractions are from different views about the visit of CAN to President Buhari, but what we do know is that the meeting was not planned without consultations.
“As to whether CAN consulted or not, we need to wait for explanation from the CAN President which should come during next CAN NEC meeting.
“Without giving a benefit of the doubt, it is sad that some have gone to media houses using the names of prominent elders to propagate falsehood, creating an impression that there was a crack in CAN.
“The visit by CAN leaders to Buhari received the blessing of Northern CAN and our Chairman was there with the national leadership of CAN who paid solidarity visit on him in Abuja.
“If anyone has any problems with Rev Dr. Supo Ayokunle, the CAN President, or the leadership of CAN, such should go in person to inquire from, or confront them and stop misleading the not so informed.
“Many of us Christians in northern Nigeria who are active in CAN as stakeholders wish to categorically disassociate ourselves from the self-paraded champions of Christianity using our name and image whereas the truth is that their aim is to destroy the name of CAN for the sake of their stomachs.
“Nigerian Christians are wise and mature to recognise the differences between fighting for the church and settling scores with the persons in the leadership of CAN. Their new game is to call anyone who refuses to do their bidding the enemy of the church whereas they are the real destroyers of the church.”
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