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CAN Presidency: Most. Rev. Okoh In, As Rev. Ayokunle Bows Out

The new administration of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has been ushered at the association’s general assembly.

 The new administration led by Most Rev. Daniel Okoh, the General Superintendent of Christ Holy Church, also known as Nation Builders (Odozi-Obodo), will officially take over on Friday, July 29.

The Most Rev Okoh emerged the candidate from the Electoral College. His election was ratified by the National Executive Council and the General Assembly of the Association.

CAN is made up of five blocs: Christian Council of Nigeria (CCN), Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN), Christian Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (CPFN)/Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Organisation of African Instituted Churches (OAIC), TEKAN and ECWA Fellowship.

The assembly also marks the end of the tenure of Samson Olusupo Ayokunle and members of the national executive under his team.

Outgoing President of CAN,, Rev. Samson Ayokunle’s 6-year tenure ended on Thursday. He is also the president of the Nigerian Baptist Convention

The outgoing CAN president thanked all Nigerians for their support and prayers.

CAN’s pre-assembly, symposium and NEC meeting began on Wednesday, followed by the general assembly, sent-forth service and dinner today.

Present at today’s event were Delta State governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa; Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi and Accord Party’s presidential candidate, Prof. Christopher Imumolen.

Clergymen and members of the Christian community at the general assembly of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) today in Abuja

Born November 12, 1963 in Kano to Christian parents, Okoh hails from Ndoni in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers.

He attended Dennis Memorial Grammar School in Onitsha, Anambra.

In 1988, the cleric graduated from the University of Port Harcourt where he studied Political Science and Education.

The religious leader attended Christ Holy Church Seminary, Onitsha, and bagged a diploma in Theology.

Okoh was the Chairman, Organisation of African Instituted Churches (OAIC); National President of OAIC (Nigeria); CAN National Vice-President (2007-2013).

The archbishop was one of the six delegates that represented CAN at the National Political Reform Conference in 2005.

Okoh, a board member of the African Council of Religious Leaders, will now co-chair the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) alongside the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar.

Okoh is married to Ngozi and they are blessed with four children.

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