The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has described the criticism by the National Christian Elders Forum (NCEF) over the association’s visit to President Muhammadu Buhari as baseless.
The Director, Legal and Public Affairs of CAN, Samuel Kwamkur, said it is right for CAN to visit and congratulate President Buhari who has been declared winner of the just concluded 2019 presidential election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Reacting to the statement by the National Christian Elders Forum NCEF, Kwamkur said the NCEF has been disbanded by the leadership of CAN almost a year ago and as such has no right to fault the decision of CAN.
“CAN has no business with the elders forum on this matter. Most of the leaders of CAN were in that team who went to see President Buhari. The five blocs constituting CAN was fully represented by the leaders of the blocs.
He said the Catholic secretariat was represented by the Secretary of the body alongside other respected leaders from the bloc as against the falsehood that Catholic was not part of the visit.