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Published On: Tue, Jun 16th, 2020

CAN congratulates new Court of Appeal President, Dongban-Mensem

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By Albert Akota

The President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), His Eminence, Rev Dr Samson Ayokunle has congratulated the new President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem.
In a statement issued and signed by his Special Assistant (Media &Communications), Pastor Adebayo Oladeji in Abuja yesterday, he commended President Muhammadu Buhari for resisting the pressure mounted on him by some forces not to send her name to the Senate for confirmation.
“CAN therefore felicitates Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem on her elevation and wishes her a successful tenure in her service to the nation and prays God to grant her wisdom, knowledge, understanding, courage, commitment, good health and sound mind needed to serve and finish strong and well.
“We were not unaware of the plot to deny her of the exalted office despite her enviable reputation and credentials but those forces were frustrated with the resolve of the President to ensure justice and fairness prevail over selfish interest.”
According to the leadership of the Christian body, CAN, the confirmation of Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem as the President of the Court of Appeal shows that President Buhari is being sensitive to the aspiration and yearnings of the populace to have a nation where everyone has a sense of belonging irrespective of his religious, political and ethnic affiliations.
The statement maintained that, “We at CAN, will not cease to pray for the peace, unity and stability of the country. We will also continue to pray for all President Muhammadu Buhari, as well as all our leaders at national, state and local government levels for God’s guidance, wisdom and protection.
“Finally, we call on Justice Dongban-Mensem to ensure that she lives up to the expectations of God and citizens of this country without fear or favour. That is the only way she can show her deepest appreciation to God for elevating her as well as the goodwill support she gets from the citizens of this country.

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