The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has said that the letter endorsing Ekiti Governor, Ayo Fayose, for the 2019 presidential election was penned by Dr. Musa Asake, in his personal capacity and not as its General Secretary.
Special Assistant to the CAN President, Mr. Bayo Oladeji, said Wednesday evening, “The CAN did not endorse Gov Ayo Fayose. It was the General Secretary, Dr Musa Asake, who wrote a personal letter to Fayose but his team turns it around to score political points.
“I was privileged to see a copy of the letter. Dr Asake stated it there unambigously that it was a personal letter. I even spoke with him and he still confirmed this. As an… analyst, I know it is part of the antics of politicians to gain more ground.”
He was however at a loss to explain why Asake used the CAN letter-head and reference number to do a personal letter.
In the letter dated October 16, 2017 with reference number CAN/GS/IGMAILS/02/017, Asake applauded Fayose for his courage to declare his intention to be President in Abuja.
He wrote: “Unarguably, you have done what many of our politicians, Christians in particular, do not have the courage to do. This is why I agree with you, hook, line and sinker, when in your speech you said inter alia, “You are all witnesses to my commitment to this party in this difficult period, where I have demonstrated uncommon courage that makes me stand out as capable of leading our country at this time.”
“Your Excellency sir, because you are known to doing great in your leadership and that you will move this country forward, the enemies of progress are not happy with your declaration and are not sleeping well.
“The devil will use many, even those who might be closer to you to try to create lies, false accusation, spread rumours, just to distract people from seeing the good leadership qualities that are in you. ”
“In times like this, if honest and courageous leaders like you are not careful, this can bring discouragement. Be assured that the Lord who has led you in your leadership as the Executive Governor of Ekiti State at this time, will never let you down. Your critics have the right to say whatever they want, that is to be expected anyway.
“No leader should expect applause from his critics. The leader that Nigeria really needs is the one that shuns the cosmetic approach because he knows it is superficial and the ” quick fix it” approach because he knows it is temporary.
“The country needs a leader who has the courage to face problems honestly, the wisdom to understand them, the strength to do something about them and the faith to trust God to do the rest.”