UPDATED: Ayokunle re-elected as CAN Chairman

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The incumbent president of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Supo Ayokunle has been reelected as the president of the Christian umbrella body.

The result was announced on Tuesday by Matthew Kukah, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, at the Ecumenical Centre, Abuja.

Ayokunle, who is the President of the Nigerian Baptist Convention (NBC) got 59 votes to defeat the runner up, Caleb Solomon-Ahima, President of the Fellowship of Christian Churches in Nigeria (TEKAN), who got 44 votes.

Ahima, according to the CAN constitution, becomes the Vice President of the organisation.

Ayokunle was born on January 25, 1957 and hails from Isheke, Oyo in Oyo State.

He has his first degree in Sociology from the University of Ibadan in 1983.

He had a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) and a Master of Education (M.Ed) in Guidance and Counselling from the same university.

Ayokunle equally bagged a Master of Divinity in Theology (M.Div Th) from the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso in 1995 before proceeding to the United Kingdom to obtain a Master of Arts (MA) in Theology and Religious Studies from Liverpool Hope University.

He also obtained a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Theology with emphasis on liturgical studies.

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