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CAN Gets New President As Members Dare Govt. In Osun

New CAN President, Supo Ayokunle
New CAN President, Supo Ayokunle

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has elected a new president, resting speculations about possible controversial leadership change.

Supo Ayokunle defeated Joseph Otubu of the Cherubim and Seraphim Movement to emerge President of the association in an election that saw him score 54 votes as against Otubu’s 28.

Ayokunle is also the President, Nigerian Baptist Convention

His election is coming at a time CAN in Osun state is at logger heads with the state government over a court judgment allowing Muslim female secondary school students wear hijab to class.

The Osun chapter of the association has kicked against the judgment and had insisted Christian students too will dress to school in church garments.

Some Christian students in the state have been going to school in church garments sparking speculations about a brewing religious crisis in the state.

On Wednesday, the Vice Chairman of CAN in the state, Moses Ogundeji, said Christian students would continue to wear church garments to school adding that Governor Rauf Aregbesola should be ready to expel the students if he is against it

The Secretary of CAN, Joseph Olaide, also said while addressing a gathering that Christian students could not be stopped from wearing church garments.

He urged the residents to notify CAN if any of the students is arrested as the leadership was ready to take over the case.

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