The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has declared its support for the presidential ambition of Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose in 2019.
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The Christian body in a letter to Fayose dated October 16, 2017, urged the governor not to back down but pursue his political ambition to a logical conclusion.
The letter, which was signed by CAN National General Secretary, Rev. Dr. Musa Asake, with reference number CAN/GS/IGMAILS/02/017, read, “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, when in your speech you said inter alia, ‘You are all witnesses to my commitment to this party in this difficult period, where I have demonstrated uncommon courage that makes me stand out as capable of leading our country at this time.’ Your Excellency, because you are known to doing great in your leadership and that you will move this country forward, the enemies of progress are not happy with your declaration and are not sleeping well.
“The devil will use many, even those who might be closer to you, to try to create lies, false accusation, spread rumours, just to distract people from seeing the good leadership qualities that are in you.
“In times like this, if honest and courageous leaders like you are not careful, this can bring discouragement. Be assured that the Lord who has led you in your leadership as the governor of Ekiti State at this time, will never let you down.
“Your critics have the right to say whatever they want, that is to be expected anyway. No leader should expect applause from his critics.”