The chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Lagos Chapter, Rev Stephen Adegbite has disowned the statement credited to him that
Rev Adegbite in a statement issued by his Spokesman, Very Rev Oladapo Daramola, titled, “MISLEADING STATEMENT CREDITED TO THE LAGOS STATE CAN CHAIRMAN” says his was quoted out of context.
He, however, explained that he couldn’t have made such a loose statement knowing fully well that he was holding the position of CAN Chairman in trust for other brethren.
He said; “Dearly beloved, it’s quite possible that you have read a story published by BLUEPRINT NEWSPAPER, a National Daily where the Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Lagos State, Rt. Rev. Dr. S.T.V Adegbite was quoted as saying “God’ll punish us if we don’t support Tinubu – Lagos CAN”.
“The name credited to the story is OKI SAMSON, and at 18:55pm on Monday, 17th October, 2022, I had a phone conversation with him to know what exactly transpired and what factually was said during the interview.
“He confirmed to me that he was also shocked when he saw the headline cast by the Editor and was amazed at the twist. He said the Bishop went down memory lane at a programme organised for Senator Oluremi Tinubu, the Federal Lawmaker representing Lagos Central Senatorial District somewhere here in Lagos over the weekend and while reminiscing, he spoke about how his personal relationship with Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has grown over the last 23 years and what the former Lagos State Governor has done for Christianity in Lagos State. At the end of his narrative, he said and Oki Samson quotes;
“The writer of the original story has promised to tell the story as it was gathered and this will be shared as soon as it is done.
“But please accept this as the fact and kindly ignore whatever was published in the BLUEPRINT NEWSPAPER or what has been shared so far. Many thanks.
Very Rev. Oladapo Emmanuel Daramola Special Adviser to the Lagos State CAN Chairman on Media, Public Relations and Strategic Communications