*Insists desperate politicians responsible to attract sympathy votes from a section
*Says anything not heard from CAN leadership should be disregarded
*Says Christians should vote any candidates of their choice
By JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Kaduna State Chapter has described as ridiculous, a fake letter attributed to them, endorsing a gubernatorial candidate ahead of the March 11 gubernatorial election in the state.
Reacting when contacted on Tuesday morning, Kaduna CAN chairman, Reverend Joseph John Hayab described the letter as an effort of desperate politicians, bent on swinging the voting pattern in their favour from a section of electorate in the state
“Why because some desperate politicians want to use us to poison the minds of our good brothers and neighbors Muslims.
“Christians and the general public should kindly disregard this.We are watching to see how far they will go and we know God will humble them and expose their craftiness.
“The letter may just be an effort by the fake writer to instigate division in the state to help achieve their political agenda,” he said.
Hayab tasked well-meaning Christians and Muslims in Kaduna State to know that this letter is not the language of CAN under his leadership.
“For those who have given themselves to cheap blackmail, we have God in heaven who sees and will judge.
“Politics should not be this petty and we must not lose our humanity just to get power by setting people against each other.
Politics should not be this petty and we must not lose our humanity just to get power by setting people against each other.
“Nothing like that ever happened. What I understand is that one pastor made an announcement on Sunday in one of our churches mentioning ECWA, Anglican, and CAN. Since CAN did not call for any meeting and has not given any order about it, he used so many words.
*Someone in the church may have recorded it and handed over to politicians, who circulated the video.
“Probably the reaction did not catch much attention then they resulted in faking our letterhead, fake office addresses, fake stories, and fake signatures of the Chairman in a press statement in circulation.
“CAN chairman is not a coward and the statement is not his style of language or pattern of writing.
“The police should investigate the source of this fake letter and bring him or her to face the law,” he demanded.
Hayab advised churches to keep praying as the smear campaign in the few days to the gubernatorial polls is intensified.