Former National Vice Chairman South-South of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Hilliard Eta has said that the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) is acting like the religious wing of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The APC stalwart said this while speaking to journalists on Tuesday at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja.
He berated CAN for opposing the ruling APC’s presidential Muslim-Muslim ticket.
Eta stated that the religious body claim of an Islamization agenda shows that the body is acting like PDP’s political wing.
He said: “I need to say this. The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) is the religious wing of the PDP. It has been so established and we have reasons to say so because the sitting Vice President today is a pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God.
“Yet CAN did not support him in 2019. He was on the ballot in 2015 they did not support him. They supported Atiku Abubakar who is a Muslim because CAN is beholden to the PDP.
“Before this Muslim-Muslim matter came up, we in the South say that the presidency should come to the South whether in PDP or in APC. Now the PDP did their primary first and a Fulani Muslim became their candidate, why did this CAN not speak against that ticket?
“All of a sudden CAN now found its voice the moment the APC selected Sen Shettima as our Vice Presidential candidate. Let me also say here that before Sen Shettima was picked, we had one Masari on the ticket.”
Eta argued that CAN was against the choice of Kashim Shettima as APC’s presidential running mate because he would “lock up the North East geopolitical zone.”