Lagos CAN reelects Bamgbola, Akinadewo, others

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Lagos CAN reelects
Apostle Bamgbola and Baba Aladura Akinadewo at a press conference recently

The Lagos Chapter of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Wednesday reelected its chairman and secretary, Apostle Alexander Bamgbola and Baba Aladura Elder Dr Israel Akinadewo, for another three years.

Lagos CAN reelects
Apostle Bamgbola and Baba Aladura Akinadewo at a press conference recently

The General Assembly of the body also returned the vice chairman, Rev Dr Emmanuel Oguntosin; assistant secretary, Rev Fr. Matthew Ogunyase and Treasurer Bishop Stephen Adegbite.

It said the sterling achievements and quality delivery of the current leadership to the Christian community in Lagos qualified it for a second term in office.

The affirmative election, which held at the Hoarse Memorial Methodist Cathedral Sabo, was supervised by the National Secretary of CAN, Rev Dr Musa Asake.

As soon as Asake called for nominations, Elder Olu Ayopo of the Christian Council of Nigeria (CCN) bloc moved a motion for the unanimous return of the current executives.

He was seconded by Sir Thomas Folu Adekoya, the newly elected President of the Catholic Laities in Nigeria to a wide applause by the impressed assembly.

Asake commended Lagos CAN for displaying high level of maturity and unity.

He said: “This is a model election for others. It is heartwarming that Lagos CAN has shown example in smooth and rancour-free transition. This is how Christian bodies should conduct themselves.”

Bamgbola thanked the Assembly the confidence reposed in the current leadership.

He pleaded to take Lagos CAN to greater heights, saying “we feel so humbled by the massive support from Christian leaders. This will propel us to do much more for the body of Christ.”
Akinadewo said the fresh mandate is a greater call to sacrifice and responsibility.

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“We have been called to do much more for our Christian brothers and sisters. We shall do all within our powers to ensure Lagos CAN remains a focal point for accountability and responsibility.”