The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN has denied reports that it has endorsed the decision of Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose to run for President in the 2019 elections
According to CAN, it is not in its character to endorse presidential candidates or any other candidate vying for political positions
The christian body made their position known in a released statement, quoting Bishop Stephen Adegbite, its director of national issues, as saying:
“It has come to our notice that it is in the media that our secretariat wrote a letter endorsing the candidature of Governor Peter Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State for President come 2019.
“This is a farce and should be completely disregarded by all and sundry.
“CAN, as we all know, is the umbrella body of all Christians in Nigeria; so, how on earth can the organisation come out to support or endorse the candidature of anyone?
“What we do as a body is to pray to God to choose leaders that will do His will and bring comfort to His people through good governance and counsel where necessary. We don’t endorse candidates, we have never done that and we do not intend to start that now.
“We urge all Christians to continue to pray for our country, Nigeria, and for the leadership at the helm of affairs today to succeed in delivering the dividends of democracy to all Nigerians not minding their ethnic or religious colouration.”