By Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) said it has not concluded on who to vote but has concluded on who not to vote in 2023 general election’s presidency.
The kaduna state chapter chairman of the Association and northern CAN official Rev. John Joseph Hayab made the revelation in an elaborate remarks on Sunday at a programme titled “Special prayer and political/security service held in Kaduna.
Held at ECWA English Service (EES) Sobon Tasha Kaduna and organised by the State CAN in her effort to update and guide Christ’s flock under her care on contemporary issues at
this trying times, Rev. Hayab confirmed that Christians have already concluded not to vote for Muslim- Muslim tickets in 2023.
He said Nigeria is faced with all kinds dangerous inhuman activities and challenges of insecurities ranging from Killings, kidnapping orchestrated by nepotism which led to so many complaints from different quarters.
“Prior to 2023, Nigeria is going through terrible challenge of insecurity and division across the land. Nigerians have complained across board the kinds of nepotism that we find in the way leadership is been constituted in this country.
He added that “And those are the key sensitivity that’s making all these cries that we want this or that balance, here and there.
Rev. Hayab continue that “One because of nepotism we’ve incapable people leading Nigeria or governing or carrying or executing very important things for Nigeria which is not helping us.
“Everyday this group of people will come, and we’ll say they have not done the right thing because we did not allow the system or the process to produce the right people.
“So Nigerians are saying they want competent and inclusive leaders who understand the yarning and aspirations of Nigerians and who can deliver them. Because Nigeria belong to all irrespective of zone, tribes and religion”, he said.
He therefore appealed to leaders not to be blinded by sentiment of ethnicity and religion in chosen who should become their leaders.
“What we are doing now is sensitizing our people to be consciousness of PVC so they’ll not waste vote this time around in 2023 as had been the case in the past.
He also lamented that so much money have collected as ransom from Christian families, that would have been used for development ranking from citing examples 50milion from Baptist college students, Greenfield university 100million and more.
“We’re saying if our government has secured us such money wouldn’t have gone to the criminals, that can be use to developed community”, said, urging Christians to unit among the different churches and denominations to protect the churches strategically.
“Campaign commence on 28th of September. We’re looking at the criteria to seek out those who applied and see those to be knock out and those not and this we limit us to what we’re going to do. for now we’re looking at those who applied until campaign start, he said.
Over 50 pastors and church leaders attended the programme with four delegates from churches across the central zone including Rev. Caleb Bawa Ma’aji who’s the