North-east CAN Backs Atiku For 2015

Atiku Abubakar

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s defection to All Progressives Congress, APC has been supported by North-east Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, indications emerged yesterday.

Atiku had earlier told APC bigwigs who paid him a visit to invite him to join the party that he would consult with his stakeholders before giving them a reply apparently had the religious association as one of his stakeholders, as he was said to have consulted with the North-east chapter of CAN before defecting to the APC.

Responding to Atiku’s defection to APC, Public Relations Officer of the North-east Chapter of CAN, Mr. Jonathan A. Sambo, noted that Atiku has the credentials and genuine commitment to “foster the unity of Nigeria as a whole.”

Sambo, who stressed that Atiku is remarkably different from other political “jingoists” seeking power in Nigeria, said, “We need a liberal leader who will carry everybody along, irrespective of his region, ethnicity or religion,” adding that such was the kind of leader Nigeria urgently needs to overcome her challenges.

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