Tension in CAN, group alleges plot to impeach vice
Indications emerged weekend that the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, is headed for crisis following allegations that plans are afoot to impeach the vice president, Prof. Joseph Otubu.
Although the plot has created serious tension in CAN, the Patriotic Christian Youths of Nigeria, PCYN, has threatened to resist any move since there is no any provision in the constitution of CAN to impeach any elected official.
President of PCYN, Evangelist Simon Nasso, told journalists in Abuja that such plans would not work because the president, Rev. Samson Ayokunle, had failed twice to appear and clear himself of his financial misconduct “until he succeeded in planting a Kangaroo committee by his loyalists in CAN who normally work with him in his dubious acts.
Nasso accused the CAN president of selling the association to the federal government by attending series of meetings with members of President Muhammadu Buhari‘s government, collecting money secretly in the name of supporting Buhari candidature in the forthcoming 2019 election.
“In an effort to continue to cover his iniquity in CAN after the tragic death of a former CAN General Secretary, Rev Dr. Musa Asake, His Eminence, Rev. Dr. Samson Olasupo Ayokunle, CAN President has perfected a move to impeach his Vice, Prof Otubu.
“Report reaching us from National Christian Center indicated that the CAN President converted the planned CAN election observers training which was slated for Monday November 19, 2018 to an emergency CAN National Executive Council (NEC) meeting just for the impeachment of Prof. Otubu.
“We like the entire Christians in Nigeria to note the following: There's no any provision in CAN Constitution to impeach any elected staff of the association. Rev. Dr. Samson Olasupo Ayokunle failed twice to appear and clear himself of his financial misconduct until he succeeded in planting a Kangaroo committee by his loyalist in CAN who normally work with him in his dubious acts.
“The CAN President has succeeded in selling CAN and the Christendom to the Federal Government of Nigeria, he attended series of meetings with members of Buhari government collecting money secretly in the name of supporting Buhari’s candidature in the forthcoming 2019 election.
“Should anything happen to Prof Orubu, we shall make sure Ayokunle-led CAN turns to different associations and not Christian Association as has been portrayed. CAN is not an appendage of the Federal Government, we shall therefore resist any move by any wolf in sheep clothing to demonize CAN with the last drop of our blood.”