2023: CAN Makes Case for Why a Christian Should Emerge as Buhari’s Successor

2023: CAN Makes Case for Why a Christian Should Emerge as Buhari’s Successor

  • The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) is standing by its call for a Christian president to emerge in 2023
  • Rev. Samson Ayokunle, CAN president, cautioned political parties against fielding either a Christian/Christian or Muslim/Muslim presidential ticket
  • Ayokunle called for the support of Christian political leaders across all the geo-political zones to bring the vision to reality

Jos - Ahead of the 2023 presidential election, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has vowed to mobilise all Christians in the country to produce President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor.

New Telegraph reports that CAN president, Rev. Dr. Samson Ayokunle, who made the disclosure said any Muslim/Muslim or Christian/Christian ticket would be rejected by the Christian body.

Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN)
CAN president has cautioned political parties in the country against fielding Muslim-Muslim ticket in 2023. Photo credit: @NBC_JOS
Source: Twitter

Rev. Ayokunle disclosed this on Sunday, February 20, during an interview after preaching a sermon at COCIN Church Rahwol Kanang, Jos, Plateau state.

Both religions are critical

He went on to solicit for the support and unity of Christian political leaders across the six geo-political zones to bring the vision to reality.

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According to him, Christians have the population that can outsmart the number of votes President Muhammadu Buhari garnered in the 2019 election, The Sun added.

He described Christians and Muslims as critical partners in the running of Nigeria, adding that no faith can leave out the other in political calculation and win independently.

While noting that it is time, the CAN president urged Christian politicians to brace themselves for leadership.

2023: Osinbajo will get APC presidential ticket

Legit.ng previously reported that the convener/team leader of an advocacy group for Osinbajo/ Zulum-2023 APC ticket under the platform of Credible Alliance for Better Nigeria (CABN), Ahmed Lamidi Badanga, explained why Vice President Yemi Osinbajo should succeed Buhari in 2023.

In this exclusive interview with Legit.ng on Thursday, February 18, Badanga, who was also the convener/coordinator of the "Vote Buhari" 2015/2019 online election mobilization campaign platform, added that Osinbajo and the governor of Borno state, Babagana Zulum have what it takes to take over the mantle of running the affairs of Nigeria from President Buhari in 2023.

Speaking on the convocation of the advocacy group, Badanga said that CABN was not formed on the basis of either the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) or any political party in the country.

Source: Legit.ng

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