Leave politics to politicians – Presidency tells CAN scribe


The Presidency on Tuesday night requested the General Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Dr. Musa Asake, to face his religious responsibilities and not get involved in politics.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu stated this in response to the position of the CAN general secretary that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration poses a threat to democracy.

Reacting to killings by herdsmen across the country, the religious leader accused the President of violating provisions of the 1999 constitution.

But Shehu, in a statement, dismissed Asake’s allegation, insisting that there was no aspect of the constitution that had been breached by his principal.

“Our attention has been drawn to reports of a press conference by general secretary of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Dr. Musa Asake in which he passed a judgement on the constitutionality of certain actions of the Muhammadu Buhari administration.

“Unfortunately, he could not cite any valid cases of constitutional violations. President Muhammadu Buhari government poses no threat to the country’s democracy and constitution.

“There are no cases of any violation of our sacred constitution and there will be none under this president.

“The respected religious leader should stick to his religious duties and leave politics for politicians,” the statement read.

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