ECWA Endorses Gado for CAN Presidency

  • Cautions El-Rufai Against Religious Bill

Seriki Adinoyi in Jos

The Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) on Friday rose from the 63rd General Church Council (GCC) meeting with the endorsement of the ECWA President, Dr. Jeremiah Gado, as their candidate for the presidency of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).

The Council also cautioned the Kaduna state government against the passage of the proposed Religious Bill, saying it contains lots of flaws and raises concerns and contradictions that negate Sections 38 and 39 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to citizen’s right to worship.

The church also commended the efforts of the Federal Government to recover stolen funds, but cautioned that such recovered funds should not be “re-looted.”

A communique after the meeting, which was signed by ECWA President, Jeremiah Gado and the General Secretary, Prof. Samuel Kunhiyop, added that the decision to endorse Gado for the presidency was because the ECWA-TEKAN bloc of the association has never occupied the position, noting that the endorsement was in line with CAN’s rotational principle among the blocs.

“The Council deliberated on the forthcoming Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN election for the Association’s President position. Considering the fact that ECWA/TEKAN bloc of the Association has never occupied the Presidency.