Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has called on Nigerians to only vote for people who are credible in the next polls.
The President of CAN, Archbishop Daniel Okoh, in a statement on Sunday, called on Nigerians to look out for politicians who are genuine and sincere in their quest to provide the basic things that would be catalysts for the socioeconomic growth and development of Nigeria.
He said: ‘As we march towards the next general elections, let us bear in mind that we have a stake in this country, hence we should refrain from engaging in acts that would destroy the fortunes and prospects of this nation.’
He suggested that rather than take up arms against each other and terrify innocent Nigerians, the power of the voter’s cards should be engaged and deployed to select competent and credible leaders that can pull Nigerians out of the dungeon of underdevelopment and backwardness.
He said further: ‘Let’s take up our voters’ cards and go to the polls, and resist any threat, strong or subtle, in whichever form to stop us from going out to vote on the day of elections. We must also shun vote buying by being conscious of the truth that politicians who present some inducement to voters, especially on the polling day are not really interested in the welfare of the people.’
Meanwhile, a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, has asserted that the decision of the All Progressives Congress (APC) fly a Muslim Muslim ticket next year is a plan to further create divisions within the north.
He pointed out that he and about 40 Christian leaders in the north are seriously working at the moment to ensure that the ticket fails.
Lawal made this known while speaking during an interview on Arise TV, which was monitored by Africa Daily News, New York.