The Christian Association of Nigeria CAN, has called on citizens to resist any attempt to cause disharmony and disaffection ahead of the upcoming general elections.
In a statement, the CAN President, Archbishop Daniel Okoh, urges Nigerians to see the elections as a time of peaceful transition of leadership and not war.
” Consequently, there’s a need for all and sundry to put away religious and ethnic bigotry and allow the will of God to prevail.”
The CAN President also advises the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to ensure that coming election is seamless, credible, violence-free and acceptable by all as it is expected of the commission to have perfected necessary plans for the Polls.
” The Commission has no excuse to fail. Four years is enough for it to have perfected the process and eliminated the glitches that featured in past polls”.
The Statement calls on the authorities to beef up security, especially in communities vulnerable to attacks and ensure that no citizen is disenfranchised owing to the precarious security situation in parts of the country.
The CAN President urges all the political parties and candidates seeking elective positions during the forthcoming general elections to accept the results of the polls in good faith in the interest of Nigerians and the unity of the country.
Reporting by Samuel Adeyinka;Editing by Fany Olumoye, Julian Osamoto & Adeniyi Bakare