The leadership of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has accused the President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, of tarnishing the image of the body. This is coming after the private plane of the CAN president was said to have conveyed 3 passengers to South Africa to purchase arms for Nigerian Military authorities.
Speaking on the BBC Hausa service in Kaduna on Wednesday, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama, Archbishop of Jos and President of CBCN, said they had been watching with “sadness how Oristejafor had been hobnobbing with the Presidency for long,” and accused the CAN chief of dragging Christianity into the mud.
He also spoke about how Oritsejafor has been running CAN and urged the relevant authorities to investigate the matter and ensure that those found guilty be punished.
“It is not proper, the guilty must be punished. It is not acceptable for a Christian leader to be seen always with the President. We in the Catholic have always picked holes in Oritsejafor’s style of leadership in CAN and we even wanted to stop attending CAN meetings at the national level,” he stated.
By Shalkur Mamdam