CAN has no right to suspend our members, says Bishop’s Forum

CAN has no right to suspend our members, says Bishop’s Forum

By Ehi Ekhator

CAN Prsident, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor

A christian forum identified as The Bishops and Eminent Clerics Forum has expressed their displeasure over the announcement of one of its member by CAN, saying that The Christian Association of Nigeria has no right violate their rights.

The forum also disowned one Archbishop Avwomakpa for allegedly making false claims to be the leader of the Bishops forum, describing his claim as false.

Ediwe stated that Avowomakpa was only invited to lead a delegation of Bishops to Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State and the First Lady, Patience  Jonathan, when the leader of the forum was indisposed, stressing that this did not make him the forum leader.

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“CAN has no right to infringe on our fundamental human rights as enshrined in the constitution of Nigeria. We want to say that CAN and Archbishop Avwomakpa have no right to suspend any bishop in this association. Avwomakpa is not the head of our forum and should stop making bogus claims of leadership of a group he barely knows,” he stated.

Ediwe said the forum was not set up to meddle in the Peoples’ Democratic Party crisis, adding that the association had not made any promise to any politician or political groups.

He added that its objective for consulting with a wide spectrum of Nigerians was to enthrone peace and national unity without which the country could not make progress.

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