The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has disclosed that some politicians did not want the CAN executives to make the visit to President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday.
President Muhammadu Buhari met with the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in a closed-door meeting held at the Aso Rock villa on Friday.
However, speaking after the meeting, the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Reverend Samson Ayokunle said that “some saboteurs and politicians in cassock” didn’t want the association to visit President Muhammadu Buhari to congratulate him on his victory at the February 23 presidential election.
Reverend Samson denied the claim by some quarters that the CAN executives visited Buhari out of pressure.
Denying the claim, the Reverend said;
“Saboteurs didn’t want us to come here (Aso Rock). We are old enough to know what to do and what not to do. If somebody like me after 60 years of age will be under pressure, it means that my life would never have meaning again.
“But by the grace of God we have a meaningful life, I know what to do. By God’s grace, He has prepared me well for this assignment. So, those detractors and those politicians in cassock should go and find a better job to do.”
He further said that apart from going to congratulate the President, the CAN executives went to remind President Buhari of the expectations of Nigerians in his second term in office.
“Now, he has mastered the job; he has mustered enough strength to be able to go full swing into action. We want him to do more on security- kidnappings almost everywhere and the issue of insurgency in the North-East; the insurgents should be silenced once and for all.
“These ethnic militias that have now moved to the northwest, which used to be peaceful, and they are now causing violence there – before they will grow wings, their wings should be clipped completely.” Reverend Samson said.