2 candidates emerge for CAN Presidency, to slug it out in June 2016

Posted by News Express | 30 May 2016 | 3,241 times

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Dr Samson Ayokunle, Head of Baptist Churches in Nigeria, and Prof Otubo of the Organisation of African Instituted Churches (OAIC) have emerged winners in the primaries to the race of who becomes President of the Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN) come June 2016.

According to the association 2016 Electoral College in a statement on Sunday, both candidates emerged despite alleged calculated efforts by a group to impose government preferred candidates.

“We wish to congratulate Rev Dr Samson Ayokunle, the Head of Baptist Churches in Nigeria for emerging the winner at the primaries followed by Prof Otubo of the Organisation of African Instituted Churches (OAIC). God will surely give them wisdom to lead His church in Nigeria as the final process of the election is being awaited.

“The CAN 2016 Electoral College did their best to produce candidates for the Presidential election despite fifth columnists among them and their attempt to hold the body to ransom on the account of not getting a particular candidate included before the primary”, the statement signed by President, Patriotic Christian Youths of Nigeria (PCYIN), Evang Simon Timothy Nasso, said.

The group wondered the level of desperation to impose the candidature of Dr Jeremiah Gado.

“The CAN Constitution is very explicit about the nature of the candidature for the office of the President. Article 14(d) (ii) says: “Four or five candidates, as the case may be, shall be presented to the Electoral College; one from each constituent group of CAN. Two of the candidates who obtained the highest number of votes from the voting of the Electoral College shall be deemed nominated.”

“Anybody deceiving the public that beside the vested government interest, there is any law in CAN that gives rights to Gado’s candidature is wrong.” (The AUTHORITY)

Source: News Express

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