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CAC president warns against electoral violence


Abraham Akinosun

President of the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), Pastor Abraham Akinosun, has cautioned politicians against arming thugs to cause violence in this year’s general elections.

In an interview at the church’s Ikeji Arakeji headquarters in Osun State, he expressed concern over the disturbing report of arms build-up, with just one month to the beginning of the general elections.

Akinosun advised politicians who lose election to accept defeat, while winners should be magnanimous in victory to move the country forward.

He also urged politicians to use their positions to provide better welfare for the people and ensure security of lives and property.


According to him, the late Abraham Lincoln lost election several times before he eventually emerged president of the United States of America.

The cleric advised the electorate to have confidence in the electoral process, shun violence and vote for candidates with the fear of God and who would deliver the dividends of democracy.

He advised parents not to allow their children to be used as thugs to foment trouble during elections.

On the achievements of CAC worldwide in the last 100 years, Akinosun contended that the church established trending colleges and the first entrepreneurial university in Nigeria, the Joseph Ayo Babalola Univeristy (JABU) founded in 2005 at Ikeji Arakeji in Osun State, while evangelising Nigeria, Africa, U.S. and Europe.

He charged clerics in Nigeria to imbibe the doctrines of Christ and Christianity.

CAC, he added, is making moves to resolve the crisis rocking its leadership.

Speaking on the genesis of the CAC, the president explained that the church was established in1929 by a small group led by Apostle Joseph Babalola, who was a roller driver at Ikeji Arakeji.

He noted that at the beginning, the church recorded miracles, including raising the dead and healing the sick.

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