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Dr. Supo Ayokunle Succeeds Ayo Oritsejafor As CAN President

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Supo-AyokunleA new CAN president has on Tuesday succeeded Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor. Nigerian Baptist Convention leader, Dr. Supo Ayokunle, was on Tuesday in Abuja, elected the new President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), bringing to an end the apprehension that the election would be controversial.

The new CAN President polled 54 votes to defeat Prof. Joseph Otubu of the Motailatu Church Cherubim and Seraphim Movement with 28 votes.

While Ayokunle contested under the platform of the Christian Council of Nigeria, Otubu contested under the umbrella of the Organisation of African Instituted Churches.

The declaration of Ayokunle as winner of the election was announced by the outgoing President of CAN, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, to a rousing applause at the Ecumenical Centre, Abuja.

Oritsejafor will  hand over to Ayokunle in July.

By the CAN constitution, Prof. Joseph Otubu, who emerged runner-up in the elections automatically becomes the Vice President of the Association for the next three years of the soon to be sworn in administration.

 

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