Taraba crisis: CAN chair acting political script – Cleric




The Senior Pastor, Kingdom Covenant Church, Samson Donga, has accused the Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Taraba state chapter, Bishop Timothy Yahaya, of using the association to cause disaffection between the acting governor and the Christians with a view to making his political benefactor, Sen. Emmanuel Bwacha, relevant.
Donga told journalists in Abuja that it was unacceptable for a clergyman to make “unsubstantiated claims” capable of causing disaffection.

Bishop Yahaya was reported to have called on the Taraba state House of Assembly to commence impeachment process against the acting governor, Alhaji Garba Umar, on the premise that he was solely responsible for the recent spate of killings in parts of the state, “with the singular purpose of destabilising the Christian community ahead of the 2015 elections.”
Donga said: “It is regrettable that Bishop Yahaya is the person making such claims. While the killings are highly regrettable, it is pertinent for all and sundry including religious leaders to rally round the government and security agencies to assuage the situation rather than resulting to making inciting statements in the media.

“By his actions, Yahaya has allowed his parochial interest to becloud his reasoning thereby confirming the allegations that he is desperate about actualising the political ambition of his kinsman, Senator Emmanuel Bwacha. The Bishop is not a security expert; neither does he understand the workings of security agencies to make such daunting allegations.”

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