A new executive to steer the affairs of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Akwa Ibom State, has emerged with Bishop Chris Nyong of the Organization of African Instituted Churches OAIC bloc of the association as Chairman.
Bishop Nyong’s emergence as CAN Chairman followed his nomination by the OAIC bloc; subsequent screening by the Electoral committee and garnering 74 votes, from the 76 electorates.
Other members of the New Exco of CAN are Pastor Uwem Okon Effiong of the TECAN/ ECWA bloc – Deputy Chairman; and Rev. Isang Eyo Sumo of the Christian Council of Nigeria bloc – Secretary.
Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Ime Umo of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria bloc is the Assistant Secretary; while Rev. Samuel Akpan of the CPFN/ PFN bloc is the treasurer.
The election was witnessed by Barr. Daramola Bode- National General Secretary; Barr. Comfort Chigbue- National director of legal and social welfare, as well as the South South Zonal chairman of CAN, Arch. Bishop Israel Ege.
In his remarks, the outgone State Chairman of CAN, Dr. Ndueso Ekwere, a Fellow of the Institute of Policy Management Development, thanked the Almighty God for seeing him and his Exco through the tenure giving him success and favor to complete strong notwithstanding the hurdles of leadership.
He advised the incoming chairman and his Executive members to always look unto God in all tasks and challenges ahead of them, urging them to uphold the Peace God has given the State through Governor Udom Emmanuel and cooperate with the Government of the State as God would lead them.