CAN President urges Christians to join political parties

The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Samson Ayokunle, Saturday, enjoined Christians at the 57th retreat of the Nigerian Baptist Convention to be actively involved in politics.
The charge which was contained in a statement released by Ayokunle’s special assistant on media, Adebayo Oladeji advised Christians to become card carrying members of political parties and aspire to take over political offices like other concerned Nigerians.
“The practice of separation of State and Church must be redefined. While the State must not be allowed to control the Church, the Church must influence the State through Christians who are in position of power. To get to a position of power, there is need for election especially in a democratic setting like ours. We must be involved in all facets of politics. Politics is not a dirty game as many have come to believe, but those who play politics are the ones who are dirty.