Former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has blasted the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) for paying a congratulatory visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Friday.
The visit comes three days after a member of the CAN leadership disclosed that some influential Nigerians were mounting pressure on it to congratulate Buhari on his victory at the February 23 presidential election.
CAN President, Rev. Samson Ayokunle led some other members of the association’s executive council on the visit, according to a statement signed by the Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.
Fani-Kayode, who took to his verified Twitter handle, said that the CAN leadership would regret the visit.
He tweeted, “I love CAN and I have always had the deepest respect for its leadership but this was a moment of shame and betrayal.
“They will live to regret congratulating a desperate and wicked tyrant that has so much Christian blood on his hands,that has nothing but contempt for the Church that has imprisoned and slaughtered his perceived enemies and that has orchestrated and effected the biggest rigging exercise in the history of our nation. Attempting to encourage and legitimise such a tyrant and giving him a stamp of approval makes absolutely no sense to me.”