Kehinde Akinyemi, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo’s Special Assistant on Media, has apologized to His Eminence, Archbishop Daniel Okoh, President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), for the inaccuracy in his remark made during a courtesy visit to the former President on Wednesday.
Contrary to what was reported, Akinyemi explained in a statement on Thursday that the CAN President did not imply Obasanjo founded the foremost Christian organization. He blamed the error on the “printers devil” and said it was never intended.
For the avoidance of doubt and for the record, Okoh stated: “Ofcourse we know and history is there that it was your own time as a Military Head of State that the Christian Association was formed in 1976. It was also on record that it was your time that the Nigeria Inter Religious Council was formed in September, 1999.”
Obasanjo recognized this position in his response when he stated that “the CAN President was right that it was during his time, as the Military Head of State that CAN emerged and also he was the President when NIREC was formed.”