Rev. Okoh was elected on Monday to succeed the highly respected Rev. Samson Olasupo Ayokunle, upon completion of his tenure as head of CAN.
In a statement on Friday, Tunde Rahman, spokesman of Tinubu, quoted his principal as saying Okoh is a “humane” individual that would work for the “betterment of his fellow man”.
Tinubu said the country is at a critical point where some people are working to destroy its social harmony, hence the need for someone of his qualities.
“I congratulate Rev. Okoh on his election as the new president of CAN. Rev. Okoh had truly distinguished himself as the deputy to Rev. Ayokunle,” he said.
“As a nation, we are in a critical moment where misguided and terrible actors attempt to destroy social harmony and reign violence on us all. These awful forces seek to stoke religious and ethnic divisions in hope of pitting Nigerian brothers against Nigerian brothers.
“Decent and good Nigerians of all faiths must ally against such designs. While we may not agree on everything, all well-meaning Nigerians agree that we must live in peace, must respect and honor our diversity and eschew violence and hatred. We are glad that the new President of CAN, Rev. Okoh, is a humane and kind soul who has dedicated his life to the betterment of his fellow man and is a person who will work with leaders of other faiths and beliefs to anneal the bonds of unity, inter-religious understanding, and tolerance while advocating for the benefits of democratic good governance for all Nigerians regardless of creed or belief systems.
“As long as we stand forthright and adhere to these tenets, Nigeria will defeat the plans of those who seek to place discord and hatred at our door.”
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