By Sam Obinna Ibe
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has denied endorsing Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose, for president in the forthcoming 2019 general elections.
In a letter signed by Adebayo Oladeji, the head of media and communications to the CAN President, Samson Ayokunle, the association said media reports about an alleged endorsement of Fayose, attributed to CAN, emanated from a personal opinion of its general secretary, Musa Asake.
Fayose has declared his intention to run on the platform of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Several members of Fayose’s PDP, including the party’s national spokesperson, Dayo Adeyeye, have criticised the Ekiti governor’s ambition, saying the party had zoned the position to Northern Nigeria.
Media reports had quoted Asake as describing Fayose as a courageous man fit for the place of president of Nigeria, come 2019.
“Unarguably, you have done what many of our politicians, Christians in particular, do not have the courage to do. This is why I agree with you, hook, line and sinker,” Asake was quoted as saying, in his remarks about Fayose’s presidential ambition. (Premium)