Northern CAN Warns FG Against Arresting Jonathan, Says Ex-President Deserves Gratitude, Not Scorn

GEJThe Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the 19 northern states and Federal Capital Territory, FCT, yesterday called for caution over calls to arrest former President Goodluck Jonathan.

The northern CAN warned that heeding such calls will set a bad precedent or even create room for mischief makers to throw the nation into turmoil.

The spokesperson of the association, Reverend John Joseph Hayab said in a statement that if the call to arrest Jonathan was meant to please the international community and prove to them that government was fighting corruption, then it must also know that the same international community is busy celebrating him as a hero of democracy.

Hayab said if arrests should become a vogue, government would have lots of people to go for, stating, “Our government must know that there are individuals serving today that are also being accused of corruption but since there are claims that nothing has been established against them, they are walking and speaking like saints”.

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He said, “We believe that former President Jonathan should receive gratitude from those in power today, not scorn. Let it not be that if this arrest is meant to distract Nigerians from speaking or complaining about the reality of what and how they are feeling since the past eleven months, we are afraid that such an action may spark a chain of reactions”.


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