CAN Presidency: Buhari can’t impose a Northerner – Cleric

Following speculation that President Muhammadu Buhari might be planning to install one of his loyalists as the President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), the presiding pastor of Living Spring Chapel International, Femi Emmanuel, has described such claim as a mere speculation, noting that CAN is respected denomination with a viable constitution.

He spoke Wednesday while addressing journalist at the Dominion city, headquarters of the church in Ibadan.

According to him, CAN cannot be bought over by politicians and nobody can impose its favourable candidate without following the rules in the constitution.

“CAN is an old institution with capable hands and respected men of God. I believe when the time comes they will follow the constitution, but I believe it’s only a mere speculation, because I know President Buhari is a man of honour and integrity,” he said.

Emmanuel while commending President Buhari on his anti-graft war, he said in order to tackle corruption effectively the country must amend its constitution.

The cleric said: “Anti-graft agencies only arrest and prosecute petty thieves. Our laws cannot fight corruption and even President Buhari has testified to this fact that the judiciary was his main obstacle to tackle corruption. In order to be able to tackle corruption effectively there is need for our judiciary and legislature to amend our constitution.”

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