THE body governing the affairs of Christians in Nigeria says it is ‘’unfair’’ for protesters to single out any of its members, calling such exercise an insult to Christian leaders in the country.
The Christian Association of Nigeria – CAN, in response to protest staged at the Redemption Camp of the Redeemed Christian Church of God – RCCG, on Monday, described the activity as ‘ill-motivated.’
Led by popular Nigerian artistes, Charly Boy and Eedris Abdulkareem, the protesters accused the General Overseer of the RCCG, Pastor E.A. Adeboye of being silent on killings across the country.
National Director, Legal and Public Affairs, CAN, Sanuel Vondip however, said in a statement, ‘the people who staged this insulting protest against a highly revered Servant of God in the person of Pastor Adeboye are totally ignorant of the operations of CAN.’’
The association said that said that Adeboye had repeatedly explained that he could not speak on issues that CAN or PFN have spoken about as a matter of association’s policy.
“Why should any group of people think that it is their right to protest and demand that Pastor Adeboye must speak on the issues they listed when CAN and PFN had spoken about them?
“While we understand the frustration of those who organised the protest, we are against the method they adopted by directing their anger against an innocent man.’’
CAN however, appealed to the protesters to direct their grievances at government officials.