Monday, July 15, 2019

CAN dissociates itself from "members" solidarity visit to COZA

Rev Dr Samson Jonah and Israel Akanji at COZA last Sunday
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has dissociated itself from some members who paid a solidarity visit to Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo and the COZA church.
According to the National Director of Legal and Public Affairs, CAN, Evangelist Barrister Kwamkur Samuel Vondip in an official statement, he said that "CAN or the President of CAN did not approve and knows nothing about such a solidarity visit."

He said they did it on their own and that CAN stands by its earlier release on this issue that while they would never support any act of immorality from whatever quarter, they would not jump into passing judgement without thorough investigation of the matter.

Apparently last Sunday, Rev Dr Samson Jonah, CAN Chairman in the FCT, and Israel Akanji, who is the leader of CAN, North central, visited COZA church in Abuja and addressed the congregation during the service.

They said that they were impressed by the church and had been greatly blessed by the church. They also said the church supports and stands by Biodun Fatoyinbo.

See the video below:


Here is the official statement from CAN:

The attention of the President of CAN, Rev. Dr. Samson O. A. Ayokunle has been called to a report and a video clip going round that Christian Association of Nigeria has sent her officials to Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) Church to stand by the Senior Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo on the rape allegation against him.

This message is to categorically inform the Christian leaders, the general public and all lovers of truth that CAN or the President of CAN did not approve and knows nothing about such a solidarity visit.

Those who did so did it on their own. We stand by our earlier release on this issue that while we would never support any act of immorality from whatever quarter, we would not jump into passing judgement without thorough investigation of the matter.

The President of CAN is in communication with the President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Rev. Dr. Felix Omobude and has given the right to investigate the allegations to PFN and then revert to CAN. We can tell you that PFN has already constituted a panel that is investigating this matter and in less than two weeks, the outcome of the investigation will come out. We urge all our Christian brothers and sisters to know that this is the position of CAN. We would not spare anyone who is found wanting from facing appropriate disciplinary measures.

We appreciate sincerely the prayers and support of the Christians and all peace loving Nigerians for the Church and the nation.

Evangelist Barrister Kwamkur Samuel Vondip
National Director of Legal and Public Affairs,
Christian Association of Nigeria.
15th July, 2019

Busola Dakolo, wife of singer Timi Dakolo had some weeks ago, made an allegation against the Senior Pastor of COZA, Biodun Fatoyinbo, saying that he raped her some years ago. 

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