CAN set­tles lead­er­ship cri­sis out of court

Sunday Trust - - NEWS - By An­thony Ma­liki

The lead­er­ship cri­sis that has plagued the Chris­tian As­so­ci­a­tion of Nige­ria, (CAN) since June last year has been set­tled out of court.

The cri­sis started af­ter the elec­tion of Rev. Dr Supo Sam­son Ayokunle, as the Na­tional Pres­i­dent.

An ag­grieved as­pi­rant and ECWA Pres­i­dent, Rev. Dr Jeremiah Gado, sued the then CAN lead­er­ship un­der Pas­tor Ayo Orit­sa­jafor at the Fed­eral Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory, (FCT) High Court over the elec­tion process.

How­ever, a state­ment made avail­able to Daily Trust on Sun­day by CAN’s Di­rec­tor, Le­gal and Pub­lic Af­fairs, Evan­ge­list Kwamkur Sa­muel, said the cri­sis has been re­solved fol­low­ing the in­ter­ven­tion by the cur­rent CAN lead­er­ship, top re­li­gious lead­ers and wellmean­ing Nige­ri­ans.

He also said that af­ter a rig­or­ous bat­tle in court and in­ter­ven­tions, the par­ties saw a need for an am­i­ca­ble res­o­lu­tion of the is­sues.

Ac­cord­ing to him, the par­ties agreed on terms built around the unity of the church. The state­ment ex­plained that with the new devel­op­ment, CAN is now bet­ter po­si­tioned to speak for all Chris­tians in the coun­try.

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