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Confusion trails CAN election in Anambra State

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THE alleged election of Christian Association of Anambra State Chapter held on 18th March, 2021 has been received with mixed reactions by many stakeholders even with fraudulent allegations.

Reacting on the development, some skate holders on the aegis of Concerned Christian Association of Nigeria in Anambra who after witnessing the way and manner the election was conducted describes it as unconstitutional, illegal and grossly manipulated to favour a particular bloc.

According to the petition signed by one Dr. Mrs. Judith Uche Emmanuel on behalf of the group it was alleged  that the election was conducted with an old constitution which had expired and that it was sponsored by one of the governorship candidate in the state to fight against CSN’S assumed political domination in Anambra State.

They claimed that the national office of His Eminence Rev. Dr. Sampson Olasupo was not represented to monitor the election. They further noted that by the new constitution of CAN, it strips off the Zonal Office of CAN the power to organize and conduct elections in the state. The zonal retired officers were however said to have conducted elections which enthroned one Ven. Joseph Nweke as the new chairman of CCN bloc. They stated that the former chairman Rev. Ndubisi John was removed unconstitutionally by an illegal electoral college to suit their purpose.

They observed that there was no letter of authority from national office mandating them to organize and conduct the election even as they stated their tenures has expired.

Reacting on the crisis, the immediate past state chairman of CAN Rev. Ndubisi John said he was satisfied with the election. When reminded that the former constitution of CAN was used in the conduct of the election instead of the present one, he said that people complaining based on their argument on the lapses.

His word, “I am a child of God, I want peace to reign, I always look for the way forward. Those people complaining are not wrong”.

Reminded that it was the turn of Catholics to produce the next state chairman, he said they have the right to protest but cautioned that church being an advocate of peace would not allow crisis to truncate the inauguration even in the Nigeria worsening crisis.

The National President could not be reached. The National Secretary said he was driving but promised to reach National Light.

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