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Apostle Biodun Sanyaolu Defends Inclusion In APC Campaign List by Vixlot: 12:31am On Oct 22, 2022
The Assistant General Secretary, Christian Association of Nigeria, Apostle Biodun Sanyaolu, on Friday, defended the appearance of his name on the Presidential Campaign Council list of the All Progressives Congress.

According to him, as a member of CAN and an Apostle of the Eternal Sacred Order of the Cherubim & Seraphim Church, he has been in partisan politics for over three decades.

Sanyaolu, who was reacting to criticisms that have trailed the “surprise appearance” of about eight members opposed to the Muslim-Muslim ticket on the list of the APC campaign council, clarified that the resolve to serve in the APC campaign council was a personal decision.

Apart from Sanyaolu who was recruited as Assistant Coordinator; others were the Lagos State chairman of CAN, Stephen Adegbite (member); Director of Legal and Public Affairs, Comfort Chigbue (member); and Testimony Onifade, former Personal Assistant to immediate past CAN President, Samson Ayokunle (member).

Others were Victor Ivoke, Personal Assistant to Rev. Daniel Okoh, current President of CAN (member); CAN former Director of Legal and Public Affairs, Kwamkur Samuel (member), and Prof. Para-Mallam (member).

Although the tenure of the CAN officials would elapse in ten days time, sources said that Samuel has applied for reappointment.

Since the names were made public, the issue had remained the topic of discussion in several churches and WhatsApp groups of CAN leaders.

But Sanyaolu in a statement titled, ‘Membership of Tinubu/Shettima 2023 Presidential Campaign Council: Setting the record straight’, said the decision was personal.

The statement read, “I wish to humbly react and set the record straight as regard the press statement signed by the National President of CAN, wherein CAN distanced itself from members of the association in the Tinubu/Shettima 2023 President Campaign Council list. Naturally, I shouldn’t say anything after the President has spoken.

“But reading through the various comments by different people, who have spoken out of ignorance, I consider it necessary to let them know who I am, and where I am coming from.

“CAN as an association has the exclusive and inalienable right to distance itself from the APC presidential list because of its long-standing position against the same-faith ticket of the ruling party. The position subsists and it is the voice of the Christians in Nigeria.

Again, CAN is father to all. Notwithstanding, we must not lose cognizance of the fact that the party consists of members across all religious divides whom at their individual levels are still entitled to their fundamental human rights.

“It is pertinent for me to state that as a member of CAN and an Apostle of the Eternal Sacred Order of the Cherubim & Seraphim Church, I have been in partisan politics for some over three decades. I have been involved in politics from the Grassroot to State and National Level. In the course of my political sojourn I have had cause to be a member of several political parties and lately, the APC. My participation in partisan politics is largely known to the Church, members of the congregation and CAN.

In 1993, I was the State Secretary of the NRC in Ogun State. Additionally, I was the party representative at the State Collation Centre despite the fact that MKO Abiola, who was keenly contesting that election as an SDP candidate, was an indigene of Egba where I hailed from.

“On the return of democracy, I served in the cabinet of His Excellency Otunba Gbenga Daniel, Governor of Ogun State, as an Honourable Commissioner between 2003 and 2007. I was later appointed as the Chairman of the Ogun State Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board based on my publicly known religious postures and involvements.

“Even while as a Director in CAN, I was the Peoples Democratic Party Senatorial flagbearer in the 2019 general election where I contested to represent the Ogun Central Senatorial District at the National Assembly. It was shortly after losing that election to Governor Amosun that I was appointed as the Assistant General Secretary of CAN after its General Assembly, in November 2019, the tenure of which will lapse in November 2023.

Because the new President is from my bloc, and the consistitution does not support the two officers from same bloc, I have offered to resign in a few days away.

“I can say without equivocation and with all sense of modesty that along all these engagements, I have comported myself as a true Christian and Apostle of God. I have never discredited, ridiculed or brought disrepute to the name of CAN which is the largest ecumenical body in Africa.

“It was while serving as the Assistant General Secretary in 2020 that I moved into the APC because of the unending internal crisis in the PDP in Ogun State. Yet again, I obtained the nomination form and actually re-contested for the Ogun Central Senatorial District at the primary election held in May 2022 on the platform of the APC, and on the prompting of CAN that members should be involved in politics.

“My nomination into the PCC came in the estimation and recognition of my several political involvements spanning 30 years at the national, state and grassroots levels and not on the basis of being an officer of CAN. Even as a Commissioner, I never compromised my faith, nor hide the fact that I am an Apostle in God’s Vineyard. Anyone who cares to know can verify this.

“I am not a politician without a second address. I am a Chartered Accountant by profession and a big time farmer and therefore, I cannot descend so low or trade the name of CAN or any other body for pecuniary gains. It is not in my character and it can never be. My nomination into the Tinubu/Shettima 2023 President campaign council list is based on my political involvements rather than CAN.

“Above all, permit me to put on record that my decision to serve in the Tinubu/Shettima 2023 President Campaign Council is a personal decision, which has nothing to do with CAN. At moments like these, we may need to separate the man from the office.”
https://punchng.com/can-scribe-defends-inclusion-in-apc-campaign-list/

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Re: Apostle Biodun Sanyaolu Defends Inclusion In APC Campaign List by Vixlot: 12:32am On Oct 22, 2022
Apart from Sanyaolu who was recruited as Assistant Coordinator; others were the Lagos State chairman of CAN, Stephen Adegbite (member); Director of Legal and Public Affairs, Comfort Chigbue (member); and Testimony Onifade, former Personal Assistant to immediate past CAN President, Samson Ayokunle (member).

Others were Victor Ivoke, Personal Assistant to Rev. Daniel Okoh, current President of CAN (member); CAN former Director of Legal and Public Affairs, Kwamkur Samuel (member), and Prof. Para-Mallam (member).

God bless Incoming President Bola Tinubu

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Re: Apostle Biodun Sanyaolu Defends Inclusion In APC Campaign List by Nobody: 12:33am On Oct 22, 2022
Every day bad bad news grin grin grin

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Re: Apostle Biodun Sanyaolu Defends Inclusion In APC Campaign List by LegendHero(m): 12:36am On Oct 22, 2022
Good one pastor.

CAN keep losing relevance by the day.

These CAN members already give the middle finger to CAN president by coming out boldly.

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Re: Apostle Biodun Sanyaolu Defends Inclusion In APC Campaign List by favour2222: 12:40am On Oct 22, 2022
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Re: Apostle Biodun Sanyaolu Defends Inclusion In APC Campaign List by Vixlot: 12:40am On Oct 22, 2022
darling2222:
Every day bad bad news grin grin grin

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Re: Apostle Biodun Sanyaolu Defends Inclusion In APC Campaign List by duro4chang(m): 1:12am On Oct 22, 2022
In Yoruba land competency is placed above religion when it comes to politics. In Osun State during Oyinlola,he and his deputy were christians. Adeleke and his deputy are christians. Even baba Jakande and his deputy were muslims

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Re: Apostle Biodun Sanyaolu Defends Inclusion In APC Campaign List by Okoroawusa: 1:17am On Oct 22, 2022
Nigeria will be a better place without Christianity and Islam

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Re: Apostle Biodun Sanyaolu Defends Inclusion In APC Campaign List by Indispensable85(m): 1:58am On Oct 22, 2022
Anybody that thinks CAN will be united in the forthcoming election doesn't understand politics.

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Re: Apostle Biodun Sanyaolu Defends Inclusion In APC Campaign List by inoki247: 2:01am On Oct 22, 2022
Who religion help for SW.....


You people that can't tolerate each other religion should goan be fighting ursef in ur region and also enjoy ur intolerance.....


Some kids that think everyone mus think the way dey du and wey no hard dem before dem tag supporters as fake and quickly to detect fake Pastors go soon come here and start displaying dere bitterness....

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Re: Apostle Biodun Sanyaolu Defends Inclusion In APC Campaign List by limeta(f): 2:21am On Oct 22, 2022
LegendHero:
Good one pastor.

CAN keep losing relevance by the day.

These CAN members already give the middle finger to CAN president by coming out boldly.




Says a jihadist

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Re: Apostle Biodun Sanyaolu Defends Inclusion In APC Campaign List by limeta(f): 2:23am On Oct 22, 2022
duro4chang:
In Yoruba land competency is placed above religion. In Osun State during Oyinlola,he and his deputy were christians. Adeleke and his deputy are christians.




What you mean competency, on what ground ?

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Re: Apostle Biodun Sanyaolu Defends Inclusion In APC Campaign List by Willy7(m): 2:59am On Oct 22, 2022
Makes sense, other than dragging the whole body into something that is capable of destroying it's reputation. I like the fact that the man came out to put the whole thing straight, but I'd rather would've preferred he distanced himself from this very PCC for posterity sake,but then it's his choice and he is entitled to it. CAN really need to sit up and know her members pedigree before giving them important positions to avoid such things. Most people don't know that their personal opinions and interests can affect others negatively. God bless us all

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Re: Apostle Biodun Sanyaolu Defends Inclusion In APC Campaign List by Tolumiide: 3:47am On Oct 22, 2022
Nice one boss. You have collected what you and your children will eat for the next 8 years.

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Re: Apostle Biodun Sanyaolu Defends Inclusion In APC Campaign List by Bragalane: 4:04am On Oct 22, 2022
Especially when you medulla as completely collapsed like that of the average Igbo online n can not comprehend article written in the simplest of English.


darling2222:
Every day bad bad news grin grin grin

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Re: Apostle Biodun Sanyaolu Defends Inclusion In APC Campaign List by Racoon(m): 4:05am On Oct 22, 2022
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things." (Philippians 4:8 NKJV).

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows." (I Timothy 6:10 NKJV).

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Re: Apostle Biodun Sanyaolu Defends Inclusion In APC Campaign List by Bragalane: 4:05am On Oct 22, 2022
Na my I must chop inside the N250 million Peter Obi looted monthly for 8 good years using governor's convoy, which is aside his Pandora loot in his daughter Gabrielle account


Racoon:

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Re: Apostle Biodun Sanyaolu Defends Inclusion In APC Campaign List by Racoon(m): 4:11am On Oct 22, 2022
Bragalane:
Na my I must chop inside the N250 million Peter Obi looted monthly for 8 good years using governor's convoy, which is aside his Pandora loot in his daughter Gabrielle accoun...
What is the government that be, EFCC, ICPC, NFIU, NPF all waiting for all over the years? Let them do the needful. Meanwhile, do zombiesm with some sense of decorum.

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Re: Apostle Biodun Sanyaolu Defends Inclusion In APC Campaign List by TechW: 4:35am On Oct 22, 2022
The man is a sell out, what does he mean by a personal decision?, when a body has said that no member should be a part of something, and is saying his personal decision. is CAN not made up of persons. if everyone chooses their personal decisions over collective decision, then that calls for anarchy. when you are member of something, you should abide by whatever the association says else, leave the association respectfully. There are no two ways about it, you are no longer a member of an association when you feel you can't abide by the association resolution.
As for Osun state, let Osun state CAN deal with that one.

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Re: Apostle Biodun Sanyaolu Defends Inclusion In APC Campaign List by Ikpewe: 4:44am On Oct 22, 2022
God bless you richly Sir, forget about those PDP hypocrites. You own them no explanation.

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Re: Apostle Biodun Sanyaolu Defends Inclusion In APC Campaign List by Macphenson: 5:38am On Oct 22, 2022
Useless and hypocritical charlattan.
Re: Apostle Biodun Sanyaolu Defends Inclusion In APC Campaign List by Penguin2: 5:42am On Oct 22, 2022
Cherubim and Seraphim…

No surprise undecided

More like Terrible and Sorrowful undecided

Tinubu will lose even if the Pope accepts to be in his campaign council.

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Re: Apostle Biodun Sanyaolu Defends Inclusion In APC Campaign List by Isokiscool(m): 6:21am On Oct 22, 2022
U guys should calm down na,his name is Abiodun and u expect him to support someone else??haba na

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Re: Apostle Biodun Sanyaolu Defends Inclusion In APC Campaign List by Pakarab(m): 8:49am On Oct 22, 2022
Ok
Re: Apostle Biodun Sanyaolu Defends Inclusion In APC Campaign List by Westchester(m): 8:49am On Oct 22, 2022
I can't stand Tinubu and his urchins trying to fake everything just to win an election undecided
Fake name, fake bishops fake state of origin
Everything about that fugly looking monster is fake tueh
undecided tongue

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Re: Apostle Biodun Sanyaolu Defends Inclusion In APC Campaign List by Coldie(m): 8:49am On Oct 22, 2022
He is free to do what he wants though, the real people that would decide the fate is the polls.
Re: Apostle Biodun Sanyaolu Defends Inclusion In APC Campaign List by AdamuKD: 8:49am On Oct 22, 2022
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Re: Apostle Biodun Sanyaolu Defends Inclusion In APC Campaign List by WibusJaga: 8:50am On Oct 22, 2022
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Such long epistle just to defend an evil meal ticket. grin

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Re: Apostle Biodun Sanyaolu Defends Inclusion In APC Campaign List by wiseone28: 8:50am On Oct 22, 2022
Nonsense
Re: Apostle Biodun Sanyaolu Defends Inclusion In APC Campaign List by AdamuKD: 8:51am On Oct 22, 2022
LegendHero:
Good one pastor.

CAN keep losing relevance by the day.

These CAN members already give the middle finger to CAN president by coming out boldly.

Shut your dirty mouth there
The useless man you supported is still there and you here again supporting another sick and dying man with dementia. You don't have shame, shameless zombie. Wanted soul

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Re: Apostle Biodun Sanyaolu Defends Inclusion In APC Campaign List by bigdammyj: 8:51am On Oct 22, 2022
Read.

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