CAN gets new President
Okoh emerged through the recommendation of the Electoral College which was constituted to screen and suggest candidates for the offices of the President and Vice President, respectively, in line with the provisions of the 2021 CAN constitution as amended, The Punch reports.
He’s expected to serve a single term of five-years.
He said, “While thanking the President and the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR), for his efforts to combat terrorism and banditry, I would like to appeal to His Excellency to end the bloodletting, kidnapping and general insecurity in all the geo-political zones of the country.
According to the new CAN President, it has become imperative for the Christian body to respond appropriately to national issues, adding that the organisation would continue to participate actively and effectively in nation building.
He said, “We are coming in at the time that all of us in the Christian faith, believe that some section of political leaders are not sensitive to the diverse nature of our population when certain decisions are being made.
“Many Christians feel and have the genuine fear that there is a deliberate plan to remove the Christian faith from the scheme of things and make us second-class citizens in our own country – genuine fear borne out of the recent happenings in our polity i.e. the same-faith ticket in one of the major political parties in Nigeria despite the caution raised by CAN since two years ago.