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Akwa Ibom CAN Denies Endorsing APC Governorship Candidate

The Akwa Ibom state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has denied endorsing the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Obong (Dr.) Nsima Ekere.
State chairman of CAN, Rev(Dr.) Ndueso Ekwere in a press briefing in Uyo on Saturday said the association has not endorsed Ekere or any other governorship candidate of other political parties.
Ekwere said he was misrepresented by some sections of the local media that it endorsed the APC governorship candidate when he paid a consultation visit to him and members of his executive.
He said the consultation visit by the APC governorship candidate was devoid of any political connotation, adding that he merely  advised Ekere and his team to play politics with godliness and decorum.
“On the matter of political parties and endorsement of candidates by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), that is going virile around the state and beyond in print and social media particularly alleging CAN’s endorsement of the APC governorship candidate, Mr. Nsima Ekere.
” Let me say here unequivocally that CAN, Akwa Ibom state has not at anytime made such endorsement.
“CAN is apolitical and an open church for all denominations and individuals who are Christians by their worship conduct.
” Every church has a mixed membership and I have not seen or heard any church so far that carries out accreditation before their worship session to know those that belong to certain political parties and then screen them out”, he said.

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