CAN warns not to misrepresent Cook’s Christmas message
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in 19 states of Northern and Abuja expressed strong shock over what it described as attempts to further divide the nation by the president, the leadership of the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) and others. and groups aimed at “distorting a key point in the sermon that Bishop Matthew Hasan Kukah gave at Christmas.”
CAN in the northern states in a statement issued and signed by its Vice President, Rev. John Joseph Hayab, that “the unsubstantiated allegation in a statement signed by MURIC President Professor Ishaq Akintola that Bishop Kuqah called” Islam – religion of violence “and” calls for a coup. “
According to the statement, “That such a statement is coming from Professor Akintola is not only laughable, but also misleading and false.
The documents show that the MURIC leadership often ignores statements and often behaves as if it were a political platform, not a religious one. “
CAN 19 Northern States and Abuja therefore fully condemned what he described as misleading and inflammatory statements from MURIC and others like him, and called on the international community, as well as the local community, to especially advise Professor MURIC Akintola on how to learn to walk the path of honor and not be a crisis merchant.
“Reading Bishop Cook’s book The Nation Seeks Revenge, CAN cannot find a single expression that suggests an insult to Islam or a call for a coup. Unfortunately, MURIC seeks to pit citizens against each other on the basis of faith, rather than condemning the insecurity seen across the country, which is the purpose of Bishop Cook’s message. Traveling from east to south, west and north has become a nightmare as unfortunates are dragged out of their homes for ransom, ”said CAN.
Source: – Leadership ng