Revealed: How CAN Allegedly Collected N5 billion From President Buhari’s Acolytes To Support His Re- Election Bid

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Rabiu Omaku

Chairmen of the 19 Northern States Youth Wing Christians Association of Nigeria has threatened to declared war at the CAN headquarters in an attempt to illegally remove its National President Mr. Daniel David Kadzai for refusing to support the endorsement of President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term.

This was contained in a communique issued in Yola recently, after its emergency meeting and signed by Musa Usman; YOWICAN Kano State Chairman and nine others and made available to by the YOWICAN President Daniel David Kadzai.

Kadzai accused some officials of CAN of allegedly collecting money from Presidency to support the second term bid of President Buhari.

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We are in yet another thick manipulations at the CAN Headquarters over premature YOWICAN elections to install stooges that would bargain with presidency towards 2019 general elections.”

“We can no longer keep quiet to allow the issues of YOWICAN elections to degenerate into serious anarchy, while the church is facing terrible persecution all over the country and still”.

“CAN is yet to recover from the crisis over same manipulations during the 2016 CAN elections where Revered Dr. Jeremiah Gado was forced to institute a court actions over a similar shameful act, “he stated.”

The communique alleged that some officials have turned the religious association into a political supermarket, where they use it to collect money from politicians in order to use the church to scoop votes for their paymasters.

The aggrieved YOWICAN officials pointed out that the illegal election fixed for Saturday, 27th January 2018 came hurriedly when the National President of YOWICAN rejected the idea to endorse President Buhari’s re-election with a promise of getting a financial assistance from the presidency.

The officials said that CAN leadership which is dominated with Southerners are been remote controlled by the All Progressive Congress chieftains from the zone in order to use the religious association for political gains.

He added; “In CAN, it seems all positions are made only for the Southern Christians:

  1. a) Five (5) National Excos: CAN President – a Yoruba, 3 Southerners only 1 from the North and 5 National Director, 4 Southerners,1 Northerner.
  2. b) Five (5) National Excos: Women CAN President – a Yoruba, 3 Southerners and 1 Northerner.
  3. c) Five (5) National Excos: Youth CAN (YOWICAN): Youth President: a Northerner and 4 from the South.”

“The gang up is to remove YOWICAN President out of office prematurely and technically knocked with a doctored guide just for 2019 elections,” he said.

He mentioned that the tenure of the present YOWICAN officials expires November 2018 and they wondered why election will be conducted 10 months before the expiration time of the officials.

“The current Excos were duly inaugurated on the 11th November 2015 and will be due November 2018. The manipulations began when we noticed one of the Directors Hijacking YOWICAN affairs, sending messages and calling States Chairmen and also involved in lobbying Blocs for positions,” he stated.

He further added, “If they insist, we shall resist their manipulations to destroy the structure of the VOICE of the Christian Youths in Nigeria. We shall fight and resist to every inch with the last drop of our blood. Because, it is clear that our enemies have succeeded in hiring some charlatans amongst us.”

“Our further investigations revealed that a huge sum of N5 billion naira is set aside by a top government political appointee for CAN officials for the endorsement of president Buhari’s re-election bid, but Kadzai; the national president of YOWICAN rejected what he described at a meeting with some CAN officials as a betrayal of the highest order against the holy body of Christ .

Sensing the danger of losing such huge amount of money, some officials of CAN hurriedly announced for election into the office of YOWICAN president this Saturday to pave way for them to access the N5 Billion naira Buhari endorsement campaign funds.


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