CAN suspends Gombe State chapter chairman for congratulating Isa Pantami
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has suspended the Gombe State Chapter Chairman following the recent publication of his congratulatory message to the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami.
It could be recalled that the Gombe State Chapter Chairman in a letter written by the association’s secretary, Senior Apostle John Adedigba, on behalf of all the members of the caretaker committee, extolled Pantami for the feat describing him as a ‘son’ and ‘brother’.
The National leadership stated that the letter was written without authorisation and clearance undermining the CAN NEC Executive.
The statement read:
“Following the recent publications of your congratulatory message to the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, we write to inform you that your actions has generated alot of concerns amongst members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).
“This action of yours in publishing and release made on behalf of the Association is tantamount to unilateral decision of you and overzealousness on your part, which was done without authorization and clearance. It is not only provocative but undermines the CAN NEC Executive. It does not in anyway represent their position.
“In view of the above, you are hereby directed to relinquish your position in Gombe CAN Executive with immediate effect and hand over all CAN’s property to your next in line.
“In future you are advised to consult and get approval from the Authority of CAN National Level so that WE ALL MAY SPEAK WITH ONE VOICE”.