The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Monday, insisted that its opposition to the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) remained unchanged.
CAN also said it had not reached an agreement to support the APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.
VANTAGE NEWS reports that rumours were rife on Monday that Tinubu met with the leadership of CAN over the controversy that arose from the party’s choice of a Muslim-Muslim ticket for the 2023 general elections.
Recall that Tinubu selected a former governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima as his running mate, a move which angered the Christian population in the country.
In a statement on Monday, CAN maintained that it had not changed its stance on the controversial Muslim-Muslim ticket.
The statement titled, ‘Muslim-Muslim Ticket: CAN maintains its position’ was signed by the Special Assistant on Media to the leadership of the association, Luminous Jannamike.
It partly read, “The attention of the leadership of Christian Association of Nigeria has been drawn to a media report titled, ‘How Tinubu met, resolved Muslim-Muslim ticket with CAN’, which claimed that the apex Christian body had changed its position regarding the same faith ticket.
“To say the least, the story is ridiculous, malicious, untrue and should be disregarded in its entirety by all reasonable members of the society.
“For the records, CAN took a position against the same faith ticket imbroglio under the leadership of Rev. Dr Samson Ayokunle, its immediate past national president and as a matter of fact, His Eminence Archbishop Daniel Okoh, stands on that same position.”
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