The Youth Wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria (YOWICAN) in the 19 Northern States yesterday gave Mr. David Kadzia, the chairman of Congress of Northern Nigeria Christians (CNNC), 48 hours to prove allegations of N2.8 billion fraud against the president of CAN, Dr. Samson Olasupo Ayokunle.
Chairman of the Youth Wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria (YOWICAN), in the 19 Northern states and Abuja, Evangelist Musa Misal who gave the ultimatum on behalf of the association in Gombe said Kadzia should also substantiate the allegation of N1.8 billion used in purchasing vehicles.
Evangelist Misal described Kadzia’s statement in a national daily against the 19 northern states CAN chairmen as baseless and untrue, stressing that no northern CAN chairman held any closed or opened door meeting with Kadzia.
He disclosed that his purported 8 hours closed door meeting with 19 northern CAN chairmen on the allegation of fraud and secret romance with the leadership of All Progressives Congress (APC) was a figment of his (Kadzai) imagination.
“The statement made by Dan Kadzai in that newspaper was false and fabrication of lies. We challenge Kadzai to mention who were in that meeting with him, and the venue in Yola,” he said.
“All the officials of CNNC that were called denied knowledge of the meeting and also condemned the damaging utterances by Kadzia. Therefore, the northern CAN comprised of the 19 states hereby gives David Dan Kadzai ultimatum of 48 hours to retract his article of 12th November, or substantiate every bit of his claims of fraud against CAN’s national President or be ready to face security agencies and legal consequences over his allegations that has caused embarrassment to CAN leadership.”
He explained that the unsubstantiated allegation by Kadzia was an embarrassment not only to CAN as an association, but to the entire Christian community in Nigeria.
He said there was also no evidence of CAN President having a political romance with the ruling APC through the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, as earlier claimed by the CAN Vice President, Joseph Otubu.