CAN: Ayokunle speaks after re-election, reveals why Church leaders must emulate Pastor Adeboye
President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Rev Dr Samson Olasupo Ayokunle on Tuesday assured that he would ensure the interests of Christians in Nigeria are well represented at all times.
He spoke after winning a second term as President of the national Christian body.
He defeated Elder Dr Caleb Ahima of TEKAN/ECWA bloc.
In the election conducted by Rev Fr Dr Hassan Kukah-led electoral committee, Ayokunle scored 59 while Ahima scored 44.
Ayokunle is the President of the Nigerian Baptist Convention while Ahima is the Chairman of the TEKAN/ECWA bloc in CAN.
Ahima, according to the Constitution of CAN, now becomes the Vice President. He replaces the immediate past Vice President, Elder Prof. Joseph Otubu.
In his remarks, Ayokunle promised to continue carrying the leadership of CAN along in all his actions and to work together with his new deputy.
He charged Church leaders in the country to avoid contradicting the position of the Association on national issues.
“We are one but our actions must show that we are one. I advised all our leaders to borrow a leaf from Pastor Enoch Adeboye who said he does not need to be speaking again on any issue once the CAN President has spoken over it.”
In his conceding remark, Elder Ahima pledged to work harmoniously with Dr Ayokunle on how to speak for the Church in the country at a time like this.
The 104 members of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of CAN constituted the voters who participated in the exercise.