A group under the aegis of Arewa Citizens Action for Change, ACAC, has denied the media speculations that the North-East chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, had endorsed the candidature of All Progressives Congress, APC’s presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Bahuri (retd) for the forthcoming presidential elections.
ACAC said that neither CAN nor its Chairman, Reverend Shu’aibu Byal, endorsed the former head of state.
In a statement by the Chairman of the association, Emmanuel Danjuma and Legal Officer, Mr Sadiq Abubakar, the group noted that the issue of the two presidential candidates of APC and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was never discussed during their courtesy visit to the North-East CAN Chairman since the visit was not political and had nothing to do with the issue of elections in the country.
According to the statement, “The main aim of our visit to the North-East CAN Chairman was about how to achieve a peaceful society in northern Nigeria and to revive the good relationship that existed between Muslims and Christians youths and the possible solutions to problems the region might experience during and after elections.
“We wish to state categorically that there was never a time in our discussion that CAN North-East Chairman stated that he had endorsed Buhari or will canvass vote for Buhari in the general elections.
“The association is categorically debunking these false allegations that are mere speculations and have no basis. Our association is solely saddled with the responsibility of promoting peace and uniting the youths of the two main religions”.
Daily post news – culled from: http://dailypost.ng/2015/02/13/presidential-polls-northern-christians-not-endorse-buhari-arewa/