Gov. Okowa congratulates new CAN president

Most Rev. Daniel Okoh

Most Rev. Daniel Okoh

By Mercy Obojeghren

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has congratulated Most Rev. Daniel Okoh on his election as president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).

His commendation is contained in a press statement issued by his media aide, Olisa Ifeajika.

Okoh was validated as CAN’s new president after polling 100 percent of the votes cast by the 259 delegates at its 12th General Assembly.

The statement read in part; “On behalf of the government and people of Delta, I congratulate Most Rev. Okoh on his election as CAN’s president.

“We are pleased with your peaceful emergence as the number one leader of Christians in Nigeria.

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“The task ahead is onerous and our prayer is that in your new position, God uses you to counsel and move the entire Christendom in Nigeria in the direction that you have been ordained to lead.

“I must also appreciate the role of the Church in promoting peaceful co-existence, education and social welfare in our state and country.

The governor also commended the outgoing president of the association, Dr Samson Ayokunle, for successfully piloting the affairs of CAN during his tenure.

“As Deltans, we remain extremely proud of your illustrious contributions to the growth of the Christian faith in Nigeria,’’ Okowa added.


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