2019 Shall Be Better For Nigeria – CAN
President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Rev. Dr. Supo Ayokunle has assured citizens of the country that Nigeria’s dry bones shall rise again.
This he said in his new year message to Nigerians on Monday, 31st December, 2018 as made available to Naija News.
Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the statement urged Nigerians to embrace peace while calling on all stakeholders in the election including INEC and security operatives to provide a level playing ground for all political parties.
The statement reads:
“On behalf of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), I bring New Year greetings to all Nigerians at home and abroad in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.”
“I pray that 2019 will be a year of peace, prosperity, rest of mind and a year when the Almighty God will miraculously intervene in the affairs of our nation. Our dry bones shall rise again in Jesus’ name.”
“The year 2019 is a crucial year to all Nigerians because it is a year of general elections. I therefore urge all Nigerians to make sure that they abide in peace without being involved in violence throughout the year, especially before, during and after the election.”
“We should all distant ourselves from electoral manipulation in whatever form. I urge politicians not to be too desperate to be voted into power and get themselves involved in using thugs to cause chaos or commit electoral fraud. Vote buying is evil, all stakeholders should shun it.”
“All the law enforcement agencies, especially the Police and the Nigerian Civil Defence Corps deployed to maintain peace should not compromise their neutrality by working for desperate politicians.”
“The military should not be dragged into the electoral process but instead, they should be allowed to face their primary responsibilities.”
“Voters should not be intimidated and election observers should not be harassed like we witnessed in recent polls.”
“The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and their personnel should maintain neutrality in their conducts before and throughout the period of the election.”
“Let us remember that without a free, fair and credible election which will bring credible leadership, the dry bones of Nigeria will not rise again.”
“It is my prayer that the year will be full of the goodness of God for us all in the name of Jesus.”