“Buhari Plots to Install Northerner as President of Christian Association of Nigeria” – Group Alleges
President Buhari has been linked with a covert plan to interfere in the leadership process of the Christian Association of Nigeria to fulfill personal political agendas.
In the bid to succeed outgoing Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor whose tenure will come to an end in July 2016, as the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), a group has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of planning to replace him with a northerner in the coming election.
The Christ’s Redeemers’ Union made this allegation by claiming that, the Presidency was interested in CAN election for some selfish reasons.
Maintaining that, the ruling All Progressives Congress is interested in sponsoring a pro-Buhari clergy from the North so as to avoid any radical opposition to his administration from the Christian community.
Dr Abednego Olusola, the National Director of the group released a statement on Sunday, February 21, threatening that, Christians would resist any plan by the Presidency to install a puppet as CAN President.
“A top official in the Presidency, who is spearheading the campaign, has started deploying resources for logistics towards ensuring the emergence of a church leader in the northern part of the country believed to be friendly with Buhari.
“The government officials funding some religious leaders in the North have been recruited as foot soldiers to perfect the strategy. There is tension now in CAN and the action of the Presidency has polarised the association along North-South dichotomy, as northern religious members are being lobbied to support the plot,” Olusola stated.