2023: We need a leader with religious tolerance, says CAN

2023: We need a leader with religious tolerance, says CAN



Wilson Adekumola

The Christian Association of Nigeria, Southern Youths Wing has stated why Nigerians should vote a leader with religious tolerance ahead of the general elections scheduled for the 25th of February 2023.

This was disclosed by the Chairman of the youth wing of the Southern CAN, Barr. Oluchukwu Nnabugwu, on Wednesday while speaking with journalists in Owerri.

He explained that Nigreians at the moment would want a leader that would uphold the rules of religious tolerance due to religious crisis in the country.

Nnabugwu said, “This decision was made after due consultations with the Mother-body of the Southern Christian Association of Nigeria ably led by Bishop Maxwell Korie, that with the present religious crisis seen across the country, it needs a government with different belief systems to restore the peace and unity of the Nation.

“The outcome of the February 25th presidential election is going to either be the beginning of a new dawn or the inception of tyranny and nepotism in the country. This election is going to make or mar the dividends of democracy which we have preached over the years.”

“Therefore, We the Southern Youths wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria, are rejecting in its totality the Same-faith ticket of the ruling party, even as we appeal to Christian Youths to come out en mass and vote for the candidate that upholds the religious beliefs of the country, determined in moving the country from a Consuming to the productive economy, curb insecurity to the barest minimum, creating an enabling environment for Youths unemployment to curb restiveness as well as blocking of financial leakages in the public sector to ensure good governance.

“The organization which comprises Christian Youths from the South-East, South-South, and South-West further called on youths to avoid being used by any politician for criminal activities and thuggery, rather peaceful elections and vote their conscience, believing that Nigeria will be better,” he said.