Northern Christians break away from CAN, revert to NNCA
Northern Christians under the aegis, The Concerned Christians of Nigeria and Northern Nigerian Christians, have announced their decision to pull out of the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN and revert to what they described as the pre-independence Northern Nigerian Christian Association (NNCA).
The Northern Christian bodies said recent political happenings and ‘corruption’ in CAN with particular reference to what they described as the “controversial” emergence of the new CAN President, Rev. Supo Ayokunle (above), forced them to pull out of the Christian body.
At a joint press conference in Jos in Plateau state, Rev. Luka Shehu of Concerned Christians of Nigeria and Hon. Peter Luka of Northern Nigerian Christians accused the leadership of CAN of acts of corruption as well as neglect of northern Christians especially in the North-East.
“Considering our common shared values and peculiarities as Christians from CAN and after wide consultation among Christian leaders, traditional rulers, youths and women, we under this auspices from the north have unanimously decided to revert to the pre-independence Northern Nigeria Christian Association,”.