CAN Chairman, Bishop Amos Ogunrinde recently revealed this while speaking with Journalists on Monday said the association is having dialogue with the State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola.
According to him, crossover has to happen on 31t of December, and he expects the governor to have a change of heart because he is a listening leader.
He added that CAN leadership is discussing with the state and he is sure another statement would be issued to allow crossover service before the New Year.
His words, “CAN leadership is discussing with the state and we are sure it will issue another statement on crossover service. Oyetola is a listening governor and he will issue another very soon you will hear another statement in that regard.”
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The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) is an umbrella organisation containing numerous Christian denominations in Nigeria.
The Christian Association of Nigeria was founded in 1976, and originally only contained the Catholic Church and mainline Protestant groups. However, it later expanded to include Pentecostal churches as well.
In 2000, the CAN protested the adoption of Sharia law in northern states. In February 2006, while President of the organisation, Akinola issued a statement in response to Muslim violence against Christians, telling Muslims that they did not have a “monopoly on violence”.
The following day, Christians rioted in retaliation against Muslims, leading to more than 70 deaths. Akinola later claimed his statements had been misinterpreted in the western media. He even threatened to resign in case the riots should continue.
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