The Arewa Citizens Action for Change (ACAC) has debunked reports that the North-East chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) had endorsed the candidature of the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s presidential candidate, Muhammadu Bahuri for the forthcoming general elections.
According to a statement by the Chairman of the association, Emmanuel Danjuma and Legal Officer, Mr Sadiq Abubakar, the issue of the two presidential candidates of the APC and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was never discussed during their courtesy visit to the North-East CAN Chairman, Reverend Shu’aibu Byal, as the visit was not political.
“The main aim of our visit to the North-East CAN Chairman was about how to achieve a peaceful society in northern Nigeria and to revive the good relationship that existed between Muslims and Christians youths and the possible solutions to problems the region might experience during and after elections.
“We wish to state categorically that there was never a time in our discussion that CAN North-East Chairman stated that he had endorsed Buhari or will canvass vote for Buhari in the general elections.
“The association is categorically debunking these false allegations that are mere speculations and have no basis. Our association is solely saddled with the responsibility of promoting peace and uniting the youths of the two main religions,” the statement read.