Ayokunle Re-Elected As CAN President
Posted By: Dj Devoskid
on June 18, 2019
REVEREND Dr Samson Ayokunle has retained his post as the President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) after defeating Elder Dr Caleb Ahima of TEKAN/ECWA block. According to the report of the election conducted by Rev Fr Dr Hassan Kukah-led electoral committee, Ayokunle scored 59 while Ahima scored 44.
Ayokunle is the President of the Nigerian Baptist Convention while Ahima is the Chairman of the TEKAN/ECWA block in CAN. Ahima, according to the Constitution of CAN now becomes the Vice President. He replaces the immediate past Vice President, Elder Prof Joseph Otubu.
Kukah charged the new leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria to work for the unity of the Body of Christ in Nigeria and to speak truth to power without necessarily being antagonistic towards the government
“You should not be too close to the government at the expense of the Church but to speak for the church when the need arises. This does not mean you are to be confrontational or fighting the government. And you should work with those who contested against you, those voted for you, who worked for you and those who worked against you. God gives us the freedom of choice and it is that gift we have just demonstrated. I am so happy that the election was free and fair as we can all see it.”
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