The leadership of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria has accused the President of Christian Association of Nigeria, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, of smearing the image of the body, saying it was wrong for his private plane to be associated with the controversial arms deal in South Africa.
The Bishops said military aircrafts could have been conveniently used for that purpose.
Speaking on the BBC Hausa service monitored by The Nation Correspondent in Kaduna on Wednesday, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama, Archbishop of Jos and President of CBCN, said they had been watching with “sadness how Oristejafor had been hobnobbing with the Presidency for long,” and accused the CAN chief of dragging Christianity into the mud.
He faulted the way and manner Oritsejafor has been running CAN and urged the relevant authorities to investigate the matter dispassionately and ensure that those found guilty were punished.
“It is not proper, the guilty must be punished. It is not acceptable for a Christian leader to be seen always with the President. We in the Catholic have always picked holes in Oritsejafor’s style of leadership in CAN and we even wanted to stop attending CAN meetings at the national level,” he said.