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Ayokunle is new CAN president

After weeks of political plottings, and allegations that the presidency was working towards installing a preferred candidate, the umbrella body of Christians in the country, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has a new president.

Rev. Samson Supo Ayokunle, President of the Nigerian Baptist Convention (NBC), emerged as the new CAN president, after the election held at the Ecumenical Center, Abuja on Monday.

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He was announced winner, by the incumbent president of the organisation, Pastor Ayo oritsejafor.

Ayokunle emerged winner after polling 54 votes, against his opponent, Elder Joseph Otubu of the Motailatu Church Cherubim and Seraphim Movement (MCCSW) who garnered 28 votes.

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