The president of the Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev Dr. Samson Ayokunle has revealed how he was nominated to join committee members of the global religion body, called World Assembly of Religions for Peace.
The clergy said the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has already being named as a the only member to represent Nigeria and the nomination were about to seal the list until someone, which he did not name, sent his (Ayokunle) name to the committee that they have missed out a very important aspect in Nigeria.
Ayokunle, who is also the president of the Nigerian Baptist Convention, said this Thursday in Ilorin during the 50th anniversary of Kwara Baptist Conference.
According to Ayokunle, the person told the nomination commitee that Sultan represent Muslims and there was need to have Christians represented as well.
Ayokunle quoted him as saying, “You have ignored important aspect in Nigeria because the country has about 100 million Muslims and 100 million Christians. It will be wrong to neglect Christians in Nigeria, a country which is well grounded in christianity.”
With this words, he then forwarded Ayokunle’s name to the nomination committee and he was immediately included while the meeting was going on, adding that he had found favour of God and was therefore singled out for promotion without competing for it.
Ayokunle also quoting Kwara Deputy Governor, Kayode Alabi, said he found favour that, “I did not justle for the position,” adding that he was handpicked for the position of deputy governor that others struggled for.
The clergy later invited the Kwara Deputy Governor to the alter and prayed for him.
FELLOW PRESS reported that Rev Ayokunle is among those elected to represent Nigeria in the world largest religions platform.