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CAN Slams Indefinite Suspension On Imo Chapter

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By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu

NIGERIA, (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has slammed indefinite suspension on the Imo State chapter of the body.

Chairman of CAN in the South-East, Most Rev. Professor David Eberechukwu, who disclosed this to newsmen in Enugu Thursday via a statement said the decision was aimed at maintaining peace in the association.

He advised Chairman of the body in the State, Bishop Stafford Nworgu, to stop misleading members of the public.

African Examiner reports that crisis had engulfed the Imo State CAN following disagreements arising from the election of the State Executive members, which prompted the national leadership of the Christian body to suspend all activities of the group in the State.

The south east zonal leader of the association, said the general public should take notice that “CAN in Imo State has been suspended and there is no CAN structure in the State till further notice at the State level.

“It is important to say this because it has come to the notice of CAN in the South-East and the national level that the out-gone chairman, Bishop Stafford Nworgu, is presenting and parading a non-approved Executive in Imo State. This is an embarrasment.”

Eberechukwu added that the CAN President, Dr. Sampson Ayokunle had already directed that the exco should not be recognized pending when all the administrative matters in the area were resolved.

“It is important to say this because it has come to the notice of CAN in the South-East and the national level that the out-gone chairman, Bishop Stafford Nworgu, is presenting and parading a non-approved Executive in Imo State. This is an embarrassment.”

“We, therefore, sound this note of warning that a violation of this directive is tantamount to total disobedience to the CAN authority.

“The church will not tolerate crisis and hopes to bring about a lasting solution to the crisis in Imo State CAN”.

Reacting to the development, secretary of CAN in the 17 Southern States, Dr. Joseph Ajujungwa applauded the national president for his intervention.

He, however, urged all the parties to give peace a chance.

 

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