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Consensus will give you victory, Bauchi CAN advises Christian politicians

By Rauf Oyewole (Bauchi) and Isa Abdulsalami Ahovi (Jos)
19 April 2022   |   4:01 am
Bauchi State Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has urged all the Christian political office aspirants to reach consensus to achieve victory in next year’s general elections.

Reps aspirant distributes rice, other items to constituents
Bauchi State Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has urged all the Christian political office aspirants to reach consensus to achieve victory in next year’s general elections.

The Chairman, Rev. Abraham Dimeus, said this, yesterday, during the Easter rally at First Baptist Church, Bauchi.

He said: “As a community, we have to be united and work together, so that we will not miss the chance to be elected. A situation whereby 10 people are aspiring for one elective office does not augur well for us.

“We don’t have the number. We, therefore, must be united to win. We will meet with all of the aspirants, discuss with them and see how to reach a consensus, so that we can speak with one voice.”

He advised Christians to ensure that they get registered and collect their Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs) because that is the only way they could participate in the electoral process.

The cleric appealed to the state government to help the state’s Christian community in hosting the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the National Association of Religious Educators (NARE) next week.

IN another development, Alhaji Bashir Kawu, an aspirant to the House of Representatives on the All Progressives Congress (APC) platform has donated foodstuff and other items to Christians, who are celebrating Easter, and Muslims that will soon celebrate the Eid-el Fitri.

A statement, yesterday, by his Special Adviser on Medical and Public Affairs, Silas Wettok, revealed that Kawu made his political aspiration known in Jos after the distribution of over 5,000 bags of rice and other food items.

The items, according to the statement, are to be shared by Muslims and Christians in the constituency in this season of Ramadan and Easter.

“Passion and his desire to bring government closer to his people and the calls by respected citizens, including youth and women groups, to go and represent them this time at the National Assembly, compelled him to vie for the position,” he added.