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Christian group, CPFN alerts on threats to 2023 polls

By Lawrence Njoku, Enugu
13 April 2022   |   3:55 am
The Christian Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (CPFN) has warned that the forthcoming general elections are under threat going by the actions of politicians.

The Christian Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (CPFN) has warned that the forthcoming general elections are under threat going by the actions of politicians.

The warning was contained in a statement made available to journalists in Enugu yesterday, signed by the Chairman of the Christian body in the state, Bishop Godwin Madu.

He noted that there was need for the zoning agreement in the country and in the various states to be respected.

According to him, “We already have so many problems in the country, especially insecurity, which is ravaging all parts of the country.

“Many roads in the country are now inaccessible owing to the activities of bandits, with several communities displaced by bandits and terrorists.

“One, therefore, wonders how the election will be held, with the situation almost overwhelming security agencies.

“This is why we are demanding that efforts should be made to calm the tense political space in the country and in the various States. The first step is to respect the zoning arrangement in place by allowing a Southerner, especially someone from the South East, to produce the next president.

“This is the only roadmap towards a lasting peace in the country; but politicians who don’t mean well for the country are against zoning.

“Similarly, in Enugu and some other States where there is zoning, it should also be respected.
“It is only when there is peace and justice that there can be security and progress.

“All the aspirants must play by the rules, because Nigeria must first exist before they talk of who will be president.”

The Church leader asked Christians to ensure that they get their permanent voter’s card.

“Elections are not won on social media, “every well-meaning Nigerian should go and obtain his or her PVC instead of sitting in the comfort of their rooms to complain of bad leadership”, he said.

He further urged Christians to intensify prayers as the nation inches closer to the 2023 general elections. He also warned “the danger signals must not be ignored. There are currently all manner of threats against the corporate existence of Nigeria, but with prayer, we shall prevail.”