The World Bishops’ Council, Africa has urged the National President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Rev. Supo Ayokunle, to work with all stakeholders in securing all Christians in the country with his re-election into office.
In a statement issued on Tuesday by the WBC Directorate of Information and signed by its Africa spokesman, Bishop Seun Adeoye, on behalf of the Council’s Africa Nuncio, Bishop Godspower Akandu, Ayokunle was counselled to ensure there is peace, unity and harmony among the five blocks that formed CAN.
The statement said: “By securing your reelection, it shows that your leadership fared well during your first term in spite of several controversies ranging from allegations of financial impropriety, bickering with Christian elders and politicization of CAN among others.
“We urge you to put all these negative issues behind you, focus your attention on how to expand and defend the Christian community in Nigeria, put up good programmes that will uplift the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and above all settle all matters with individuals and groups who differed from your views.
“It is certain that these are trying periods for Christians in Nigeria but be assured of the support of WBC, World Federation of Churches (WFC) and World Clergies Congress (WCC) at all time.”