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Okowa congratulates new CAN President, commends peaceful election

Most Rev. Daniel Chukwudumebi Okoh, President of CAN

Delta state Governor and vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated the Most Rev. Okoh on his emergence as the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and commended Association for the peaceful conduct of its election.

In a message released by his media aide, Olisa Ifeakija, Gov. Okowa said “On behalf of the government and people of Delta, I congratulate Most Rev. Okoh on his election as CAN’s president.”

Most Rev. Okoh polled all 259 votes to emerge president of the CAN at its 12th General Assembly.

CAN formally validated the election of Okoh as its new president after he polled 100 per cent of votes casted by the 259 delegates at its 12th General Assembly.

Gov. Okowa said further: “We are pleased with your peaceful emergence as the number one leader of Christians in Nigeria.

“The task ahead is onerous, and it is our prayer 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.’’

Okowa also had kind words for the immediate past CAN President, Dr Samson Ayokunle, for “his illustrious contributions to the Christian faith in Nigeria. ”

Most Rev. Daniel Okoh is the General Superintendent of the Christ Holy Church Odozi-Obodo.

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