The Delta State government has on Friday congratulated Most Revd. Daniel Okoh on his election as President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).
Recall on Thursday, after garnering 100 per cent votes of the 259 delegates at the 12th general assembly of the association, Okoh was validated as the new president the association
Delta State Governor and Vice-Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ifeanyi Okowa in the congratulatory message contained in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba commended the Christian community as he urged Okoh to champion the crusade of religious tolerance in the country and build bridges in that regard.
“On behalf of the government and people of Delta, I congratulate Most Revd. Daniel Okoh on his election as President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).
“We are pleased with your peaceful emergence as the number one leader of Christians in Nigeria.
“The task ahead is onerous and it is our prayer that, in your new position, God uses you to counsel and move the entire Christendom in Nigeria in the direction that you have been ordained to lead.
“I must also appreciate the role of the Church in promoting peaceful co-existence, education and social welfare in our state and country,’’ he said.