- Christians in Kogi state have been urged by CAN to do away with all manner of violence, pray, and participate in the next elections
- The Christians were also urged to come out en mass and exercise their franchise during the exercise
- The association also asked Nigerians be peaceful in their conducts during and after the election
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Kogi chapter, on Wednesday, February 13, in Lokoja, urged Christians in the state to shun all acts of violence and pray for a peaceful conduct of the general elections slated for Saturday.
The state’s re-elected chairman of CAN, Dr John Ibenu, made the appeal after the election of a new executive that would run the affairs of Kogi CAN in 2019.
It was held at the Chapel of Freedom International, Lokoja.
Ibenu, who was re-elected as the state CAN chairman, give glory to God on his re-election, saying: "It is a trust and a sign to re-double his efforts to serving the people more. It is God who gave me the opportunity and I give him the glory."
He urged Christians to turn out massively and vote for candidates of their choice in the forth coming general elections.
The cleric advised Nigerians to shun all acts of electoral violence and malpractice at all time and in all places before, during and after the elections.
“All Christians are advised to vote for only candidates that stand for such values as: righteousness, peace, joy, security, job creation, unity and progress of Nigerians.
“CAN calls on INEC and all that will work in their name to make sure they do what is right, godly, so that the country can have free, fair and credible elections.
“CAN demands that no political party should cause any trouble or encourage their followers to foment trouble.
“They should remember that God will bring all their works and actions to judgment sooner than expected," Ibenu said.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Labari Tella, a member representing Jema’a local government at the Kaduna state House of Assembly, tasked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the need to be transparent in its conduct of the forthcoming general elections.
Tella said on Wednesday, February 13, in Kafanchan that the electoral umpire should live up to its expectation and not betray the confidence reposed in it by Nigerians.
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