CAN Marks January 10 As National Day Of Prayers For Peaceful Elections
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) says January 10 is the national day of prayers for peaceful, free, fair and credible elections.
The Christian body also declared the date as the day of freedom for Leah Sharibu and others in the captivity of the Boko Haram sect.
Samson Ayokunle, CAN president, made this known on Saturday, in a statement signed by Adebayo Oladeji, his special assistant on media and communications.
The cleric said the prayer meeting would be held in the 36 states of the federation and the federal capital territory (FCT) between 11am and 2pm.
Ayokunle said the programme was for to seek for God’s intervention in preventing violence, manipulation, intimidation of voters and other electoral crimes in the forthcoming general elections.
He said that all Christian politicians, especially those vying for offices, all Christian groups or organisations; as well as all stakeholders, are invited to participate in the programme.
The cleric said that all Christian candidates for elective offices, or their representatives, are also invited.
He said they were to assemble at the National Christian Centre, Abuja for the prayer meeting.
“All State Chairmen, all denominational leaders and Christian candidates who cannot make it to Abuja, especially those who are contesting for state assembly or governorship posts, are to attend the programme at the state level,” the statement read.
“We are to pray for all Christians contesting for one post or the other for the will of God to be done concerning their ambition; and that the powerful in our nation will not be able to manipulate the election and edge them out,” he said.
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