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Ex-SGF Lawal, Ex-Speaker Dogara Visits Wike In Rivers State

Ex-SGF Lawal, Ex-Speaker Dogara Visits Wike In Rivers State

Ex-SGF Lawal, Ex-Speaker Dogara Visits Wike In Rivers State

Ex-SGF Lawal, Ex-Speaker Dogara Visits Wike In Rivers State

The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, The Most Rev. Daniel Okoh, has received congratulations from the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, Rabiu Kwankwaso, who called him “a detribalized Nigerian patriot and a hero of interfaith dialogue with an international track record.”

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He believed that if all men of God, from all religions, undertook pastoral work with tolerance, Nigeria would be a better place.

These were the words Kwankwaso used in his congratulations to Okoh, which journalists in Abuja were able to read on Saturday.

Ex-SGF Lawal, Ex-Speaker Dogara Visits Wike In Rivers State

He said, “Your Grace, I am very pleased to write and congratulate you on your deserved ascension to the position of the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria; and, as you are commissioned into your new position, I join all Nigerians of goodwill to wish you every success in your new offices.

“Needless to add, and as Your Grace is, no doubt, already aware, we consider this as one of the most important offices in the world of faith; and we are indeed very delighted that the most deserving of all is called upon to serve. Congratulations.

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“We are even more pleased that the competitive selection process has produced a President who is a renowned scholar, a detribalized Nigerian patriot, a hero of interfaith dialogue with an international track record in reconciling people, especially of different faiths, and a champion of peace, unity and the rule of law.

“Our country will undoubtedly be a better place if all men of God of all religions approach pastoral work with the tolerance, compassion, and faithfulness to higher principles that you have exhibited in the various offices that you have occupied in the past.

Ex-SGF Lawal, Ex-Speaker Dogara Visits Wike In Rivers State

“And as you ascend to the Presidency of CAN, the scope has expanded and the horizon has broadened; and it is our prayer that, in your new position, God Almighty uses you, with the power of His Grace, to counsel and move the Nigerian Christendom towards a deep understanding of the Other, towards a sympathetic dialogue with the Other and towards building a sincere fellowship with everyone.

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“As you take up this new responsibility today, I pray to God to continue to guide and protect you. May He make the task of steering the affairs of the CAN easy and successful for you.

“A team headed by my running mate, His Excellency Bishop Isaac Idahosa, is coming in person to deliver this letter and attend the ceremonies. Thank you very much and, congratulations again.”


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