The Christian Association of Nigerian (CAN) has berated the United States Secretary of State, John Kerry, saying his recent visit to Nigeria was discriminatory, personal and divisive.
President of CAN Rev. Supo Ayokunle said yesterday in Abuja that Kerry’s visit was aimed to further the federal government’s plan to continuously persecute Nigerian Christians.
“Kerry’s meant lack of respect to the heterogeneous nature of Nigeria, while nakedly favouring northern Nigeria and Muslims to the detriment of the Christian community.
The attitude and disposition of the Secretary of States and the discrimination he adopted during the visit supports accusations that President Barack Obama’s administration, alongside Kerry and other strategic US politicians in the Obama’s government openly supported the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2016 general elections, which produced the current leadership of the country.
“The visit was a complete flop and exposed Kerry’s negligence of Nigeria’s unity in diversity ideology that has remained the bedrock of the country. Why did he meet with 19 states governors, without southern governors, is Nigeria the north alone, why did you go to the north alone?” Ayokunle said.
He added that it is understandable if Kerry came for official visit, but that the Christians demand explanation why he was selective and whether the Sultan Palace has become another State House?