Here is what Archbishop Akinola said in his letter to the Presiding BIshop about the Communiqué and its mention of CANA:
"You will also recall from our meeting in Dar es Salaam that there was specific discussion about CANA and recognition – expressed in the Communiqué itself – of the important role that it plays in the context of the present division within your Province. CANA was established as a Convocation of the Church of Nigeria, and therefore a constituent part of the Communion, to provide a safe place for those who wish to remain faithful Anglicans but can no longer do so within The Episcopal Church as it is currently being led."
Here is the only mention in the Communiqué of CANA. Note that CANA is not even spelled out.
"Although there are particular difficulties associated with AMiA and CANA, the Pastoral Council should negotiate with them and the Primates currently ministering to them to find a place for them within these provisions. We believe that with goodwill this may be possible."
There is a long stretch between "difficulties associated with AMiA and CANA" and "the important role that it splays in the context of the present division within your Province." Too much of a stretch.
Here is what Archbishop Akinola says happened at the meeting in Dar Es Salaam:
"The response for your own House of Bishops to the carefully written and unanimously approved Pastoral Scheme in the Communiqué makes it clear that such pastoral protection is even more necessary."
But the "carefully written" Pastoral Scheme was by many accounts the miserable result of eleventh hour pressure and was not "unanimously approved" but rather understood to be part of what our Primate was to bring home for discussion.
The "Pastoral Scheme" by the way is not directed, in the Communiqué, to The Episcopal Church for any sort of approval. It floats there, recommended by the Primates. We must understand that "recommend" is a polite word for a directive, "you must," unless that directive is ignored or rejected, in which case it means nothing.
It would appear that the Archbishop has a way with words…a way to stretch them to the breaking point.