The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, northern region, comprising 19 states have rejected the emergence of Samson Ayokunle as the President of the association.
Chairman of CAN in Bauchi, Rev. Joshua Maina, who disclosed this to newsmen in Bauchi yesterday, said: “All the 19 Northern states were edged out of the process of the CAN President’s election. We suspect that there was connivance between the outgoing CAN President and some individuals at the helm of affairs of the association.
“It is unfortunate that the former CAN President, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, manipulated the entire process and ensured that his deputy Rev. Dr. Samson Ayokunle succeeded him.
“If there is no skeleton in their cupboards, why are they evading court order regarding the legal process of CAN election?”
Maina said it was the turn of the North to produce the President of CAN not the southwest.
He said, “We are not fools because 19 Northern states had supported somebody of Igbo extraction as CAN President. We are aware that other regions were later co-opted to join CAN, which has its roots in Jos.
“Out of the 30 years of CAN’s existence, the North has occupied the President’s position for only three years and we feel this is an injustice.”