The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN in Nasarawa state has accused the state Governor Abdullahi Sule, of having a religious agenda following recent appointments in the state.
Chairman of the Association, Bishop Joseph Masin, stated this in Lafia, while addressing a press conference in his office.
He stressed that all governor Sule’s predecessors from Abdullahi Adamu, late Aliyu Doma to Senator Umaru Tank Al-Makura always gave fair representation to the two major religions in the state.
He accused the governor of unveiling a pre-planned religious program in the state which he said i is unacceptable to them.
According to him “I think he is running a religious administration in the state, the appointment he made is not balanced, at least out of 15 commissioners, he should have given Christians 7, nobody would have raised eyebrow.
“But this one is glaringly open that out of 15, only 4 were given to Christians, so may I advice him, he is a small boy and should better look how God controls us on earth
“I want to advice him that the appointments he did, Christians are frowned at it because he don’t want to carry everybody along in his administration.
“Nasarawa state belongs to all of us, as long as you become the governor of a state, you are a governor for both faiths and all political parties, you should carry everybody along, I’m speaking to him as a father and he should do the right thing in the state” he said
However, Governor Abdullahi Sule said “he has no reason to whatsover to champion a sectional or religious agenda as governor , other than to encourage all men of good will from all religious persuasions to join politics in order to carry Nasarawa state forward ”
Speaking through his Director general, strategic communications and press affairs , Yakubu Lamai , he said “we wish to debunk any speculation or unfounded allegation from any quarters that Engr Abdullahi Sule is pursuing any religious agenda in whatever guise” he said