The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), on Thursday stated that the letter reportedly endorsing the Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, for the 2019 presidential election by Rev Dr. Musa Asake, was done in his personal capacity and not as its General Secretary.
The clarification was made via a press statement signed by the Special Assistant on Media & Communications to the Chairman, CAN, Pastor Bayo Oladeji.
“Since the letter was leaked to the media, for whatever reasons, some prominent Christian stakeholders have been making calls to CAN President, His Eminence, Rev Dr Samson Olasupo Ayokunle, asking for the clarifications since there was never a time the matter was discussed by the leadership of the Association. Hence the need for this statement.
“In the letter, Dr Asake stated it there clearly that it was his personal letter. This contradicts the impression being given by the media that CAN had endorsed the Governor.
“There was no time CAN or the President of CAN authorized such a letter. It was the personal opinion of the General Secretary. However, anyone who wants to run for any political office in Nigeria has our goodwill in CAN and we would be praying for them, if he or she is well qualified to contest, including the respectable Governor Fayose,” the statement added.