Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: CAN Is an Appendage of Jonathan' Govt - Bakare

Lagos — Pastor Tunde Bakare, overseer Latter Rain Assembly, has described Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), as an appendage of President Goodluck Jonathan's administration, saying the Christian body is towing the path of hypocrisy as it tactically gives support to corrupt activities of the government.

Bakare also said failure of present leadership of CAN to stand as the voice of the voiceless across the nation and dragged itself into partisan politics has allowed President Jonathan "to think the way he thinks and talk the way he talks on various burning issues in the country because he is surrounded and encouraged by the likes of present CAN leadership "

In his sermon at the church yesterday, Pastor Bakare said he has to continue to talk on issues going on in the country because part of the church in Nigeria is keeping mute because of what the leadership has benefitted and still benefiting from the presidency when majority of their followers are living in abject poverty.

Reacting to the response of CAN calling former Federal Capital Territory Minister Mallam El-Rufai a 'bigot' over his re-tweeted message, Bakare disagreed with CAN, saying Rufai is a liberal Muslim who respect the faith of others.

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