2023: Niger CAN appeals to INEC chair, others to be upright, unbiased


The Niger State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has appealed to the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, and his team both at state levels to be firm, upright, and unbiased in the forthcoming general elections in the country.

The state CAN chairman, Bishop Bulus Dauwa Yohanna, who made the appeal at the Independence Day celebration and interdenominational prayers in Minna, said this will ensure credible elections in the country.

He urged church leaders to encourage their members to go and collect their PVCs and not be discouraged by the waiting time that may be required.

“But we should not stop at the stage of encouragement; we must actively promote the Christian duty of active participation in our civic responsibility by going out to cast our vote on Election Day,” he insisted.

The state CAN chairman noted that despite all the security, economic and social challenges being experienced by the country and Niger State in particular, “there is so much to appreciate God for, especially for the uninterrupted democracy since 1999.

“Whereas our nation is plagued by so many challenges with masses of our people groaning under the weight of economic and political hardships, we remain hopeful because Christ who has triumphed over the forces of darkness and bondage bid us rejoice!

“As we approach 2023 general election, let us see this time and be reminded that is another golden opportunity being afforded us by God and do our due diligence in making sure that we use our God given intelligence to select leaders who have the capacity, credibility, knowledgeable, good character etc, to create an enabling environment for all Nigerians to thrive, live in dignity and in peace and in God given freedom.”

Also, Vice Chairman Rev. Ibrahim Ezekiel, in his address, said the state CAN would work with all block leaders of the association to mobilize Christians massively to participate in the election.

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