2019: ‘CAN Did Not Endorse Fayose’


The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) thursday stated that the letter reportedly endorsing the Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, for the 2019 presidential election by Mr. Musa Asake, was done in his personal capacity and not as its General Secretary.

Since the letter was leaked to the media, for whatever reasons, some prominent Christian stakeholders have been making calls to CAN President, Mr. Samson Olasupo Ayokunle, asking for clarifications since there was never a time the matter was discussed by the leadership of the association, hence the need for this statement.

In the letter, Asake stated that it was clearly his personal letter. This contradicts the impression being given by the media that CAN had endorsed the governor.

There was no time CAN or the president of CAN authorised such a letter. It was the personal opinion of the general secretary. However, anyone who wants to run for any political office in Nigeria has our goodwill in CAN and we would be praying for them if he or she is well qualified to contest, including the respectable Governor Fayose.

“Our prayer to God is to always get a godly, a detribalised and peace loving leader presiding over the affairs of the country.

“Help us make this CAN position known to the whole world as we regret any inconvenience or embarrassment the story might have caused.”