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Kogi, Kaduna CAN urge members to participate in full-time politics


• Urge politicians to eschew violence, thuggery
• Ganduje lauds cleric on crusade, says Kano is safe

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Kogi State Chapter, has challenged its members to get involved in full-time politics rather than relying on only prayers.

Chairman of the Kogi State chapter of the association, Bishop John Ibenu, who spoke during a voters’ sensitisation workshop at the Chapel of Freedom International Church in Lokoja yesterday, asked members to beware of false prophets that discourage them from participation over excuses that politics is a dirty game.

He said Christians who refused to vote should also refrain from complaining when wicked leaders emerge.


Also, the Kaduna State Chapter of the CAN has cautioned politicians against promoting political disharmony that could lead to violence and using of youths as agents of destruction.

The CAN gave the warning yesterday during a one-day peace summit for violence-free local council elections in Kaduna State.

The state Secretary of CAN, Dr. Sunday Ibrahim, who spoke with journalists, said: “We are tired of burying our members due to post-elections violence in the state.

In a similar vein, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has described the two-day crusade organised by the General Overseer of The Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Ministries (Worldwide), Pastor Lazarus Muoka, as a practical indication of a good relationship existing among religious and ethnic groups in the state.

The governor said this while welcoming Pastor Muoka and members of his church, who paid a courtesy visit to his office before the crusade kicked off at Kano Pillars Stadium in Sabon-Gari, Kano State.

Ganduje commended the cleric for his wisdom and courage in bringing the good news message of his ministry to the state.

Muoka had said that his visit to Ganduje was aimed at identifying with him on the peace that exists between Christians, Muslims and all ethnic groups in the state.

He expressed satisfaction with the relative peace and love he witnessed throughout the crusade.

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