Bauchi CAN seeks divine intervention over 2023 elections

2023: We need a leader with religious tolerance, says CAN


Wilson Adekumola

The Christian Association of Nigeria, Bauchi State chapter, on Tuesday convened a special prayer session for the successful conduct of the presidential and National Assembly elections coming up this Saturday, February 25.

The prayer session held at the Bishara Baptist Church was led by the Chairman, Rev Dr Abraham Damina Dimeus.

The Chairman explained there is need for prayers for God’s intervention in the political situation of the country.

Abraham Damina said, “With God, nothing is impossible, all we have to do, is to call upon Him and go cast our votes with the hope that we will get the best leadership for the country.” Tribune reports.

While explaining the position of the leadership of the Christian body in coming elections, the CAN chairman said, CAN leadership it does not have a particular presidential candidate for adoption.

He implored Christians who have their PVCs to go to their respective polling centres and cast their votes for their preferred candidates while looking up to God for directions.

He however warned them against doing anything that will bring the name of Jesus Christ to disrepute saying, “if you don’t have any business at the polling centre, don’t go there, cast your vote and go back to await the results.”

Remarking, the SSA of Christian Religious Affairs to Bauchi State Governor, Pastor Zakka Magaji commended the CAN leadership for the prayer session, saying that it was the right thing to do at this time.

He promise that his administration will continue to support CAN to provide effective leading to the Christian community in the state, adding that the Governor, Senator Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir is appreciative of the spiritual and moral support of the Church to his administration.

The event witnessed the presence of various clergymen from all the blocs that make up CAN including the Women and Youths, who led series of prayers for a peaceful conduct of the 2023 general elections.