The Ekiti State governor Fayose’s presidential ambition has been supported by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).
The Association believes that Fayose is the ‘man that can move Nigeria forward.’
On October 16, 2017, a letter signed by CAN National General Secretary, Rev. Dr Musa Asake, the group urged fayose not be deterred or distracted by people who have nothing to offer the country.
“Unarguably, you have done what many of our politicians; Christians in particular, do not have the courage to do. This is why I agree with you, hook, line, and sinker, when in your speech you said inter alia, ‘You are all witnesses to my commitment to this party in this difficult period, where I have demonstrated uncommon courage that makes me stand out as capable of leading our country at this time.
Your Excellency, because you are known to doing great in your leadership and that you will move this country forward, the enemies of progress are not happy with your declaration and are not sleeping well.
The devil will use many, even those who might be closer to you, to try to create lies, false accusation, spread rumors, just to distract people from seeing the good leadership qualities that are in you.
In times like this, if honest and courageous leaders like you are not careful, this can bring discouragement. Be assured that the Lord, who has led you in your leadership as the governor of Ekiti State at this time, will never let you down
Your critics have the right to say whatever they want, that is to be expected anyway. No leader should expect applause from his critics. The leader that Nigeria really needs is the one that shuns the cosmetic approach because he knows it is superficial and the ‘quick fix it’ approach because he knows it is temporary. The country needs a leader who has the courage to face problems honestly, the wisdom to understand them, the strength to do something about them and the faith to trust God to do the rest.”