Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called for free, fair and credible polls in Anambra in the upcoming Nov. 6 governorship polls.
“Please minimize post election litigations and disagreements,” the body urged all politicians and their parties to conduct their campaigns in a way that will show the world that Anambra State was really a Christian state.
Describing the body as apolitical, non-partisan, it congratulated all those that emerged from recently concluded primaries, praying for all Christians, saying that “they are our brothers and sisters”.
This is contained in a communiqué signed by Chairman of the association, Ven. Joseph Nweke, after the meeting of the state Executive Council of CAN at Immanuel Anglican Church, Inland Town, Onitsha.
“We thank God for a successful Inauguration of the new executive under the leadership of Ven. Nweke.”
“We express our gratitude to Gov. Willie Obiano for his great strides in the development of the state, especially the delivery of the International Cargo Airport project.”
The communiqué prayed for more blessings on him and on the heads of blocs and stakeholders,” he said.
On the state of the nation, CAN observed with dismay, the gruesome murder of many innocent citizens at the hands herdsmen and the unknown gunmen.
It also urged chief security officers at federal and state levels to step up efforts toward halting needless deaths.
“CAN urges the FG to give fair hearing to different agitations for self determination, insisting that dialogue is the best approach toward unity and justice.
“The association condemns the activities of some security agents, who mount road blocks, where they extort money and humiliate the populace, urging the government to look into the situation.’
“The youths were urged not to allow themselves to be used as political thugs or to incite violence during the electioneering campaigns and enjoined all eligible citizens to ensure they obtain their voters cards.”
The association then drew the attention of the government to the economic crunch that had continued to bite hard on citizens, saying that the government should take steps to revamping the battered economy.