The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the nineteen Northern States and the Federal Capital Territory, have taken a swipe at former Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, over his controversial statement about the role of religion in the 2023 governorship election in Kaduna.
In a trending video on social media, El-Rufai had during a meeting with some Muslim clerics a day before he exited office, justified his choice of Muslims to occupy top positions in the Kaduna State Government as against Christians, claiming that the Muslims voted for the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the last election.
The former governor allegedly told his audience in the video that the Muslim dominance in the governance of Kaduna State has come to stay, adding that this trend has been successfully replicated at the National level With the election of Bola Tinubu as President.
The former governor’s statement has not gone down well with the leadership of CAN, which has described him as a confused and drowning man seeking for attention and relevance after leaving office.
Speaking with journalists the General Secretary of CAN in the nineteen northern states and FCT, Sunday Oibe asks Nigerians and Christians in particular, not to take El-Rufai ‘s controversial statement seriously, describing the former governor as a manipulative character who uses religion to divide the people.
The CAN scribe, therefore, warned President Bola Tinubu and the Governor of Kaduna State, Uba Sani not to toe the part of El-Rufai by ensuring that they reunite all parts of the country.