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I was misquoted, I never cursed Tinubu adversaries – Lagos CAN Chairman

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I was misquoted, I never cursed Tinubu adversaries - Lagos CAN Chairman
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Bishop Stephen Adegbite, Lagos Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), claimed on Tuesday that he was cited out of context by a section of the media.

He claims he never endorsed the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Adegbite enraged many church leaders within and beyond the apex Christian body by reportedly saying, “God will punish us if we don’t support Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.”

I was misquoted, I never cursed Tinubu adversaries – Lagos CAN Chairman

Mischief makers, he claims, misinterpreted his statements during the presentation of the stewardship report of his 12 years in the Senate by the Senator representing Lagos Central Senatorial District in the Upper Legislative Chamber, Senator Oluremi Tinubu.

Adegbite explained further in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Relations, Very Rev. Oladapo Daramola, that he was mindful of his position of trust.

He says as the leader of Christians in Lagos State and would never speak loosely or anything close to invoking God’s curse on those who do not vote for Tinubu.

He stated, “Dearly beloved, it’s quite possible that you have read a story published by a national daily where the Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Lagos State, Rt. Rev. Dr. S.T.V Adegbite,

” quoted as saying ‘God will punish us if we don’t support Tinubu – Lagos CAN. I can reliably inform you that this headline is not only misleading but totally out of context. This is not damaging control but setting the records straight.

“Clearly, the aforementioned was said in his personal capacity and premised on his wonderful relationship with Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

“He was not speaking on behalf of Christians or as the Chairman of CAN in Lagos.

“The Bishop is quite mindful of his position of trust as the leader of Christians in the State and would never speak loosely or anything close to that.

“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 media or what has been shared so far.”

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