Gov poll: Kaduna ECWA denies endorsing El-Rufai’s deputy Balarebe

Gov poll: Kaduna ECWA denies endorsing El-Rufai's deputy Balarebe

Ahead of the 2023 governorship election in Nigeria, the leadership of the Evangelical Church Winning All, in Kaduna State has denied endorsing the deputy Governor of Kaduna state, Dr. Hadiza Sabuwa Balarebe.

According to Daily Post, this was disclosed through a statement issued by the ECWA Chairman and the Secretary, Rev. Dr Yunana Tanimu and Rev. Nehemiah Bature, on Monday.

The religious group stated that have chosen to adopt a neutral position in the state governorship election.The group said, “the attention of Pastors and leaders of the 21 District Church Council in Kaduna State has been drawn to a misleading news item on the social media alleging that ECWA endorsed the Deputy Governor of Kaduna State, Her Excellency, Dr. Hadiza Sabuwa Balarebe when she met with some clergies parading themselves as executive of the 21 ECWA DCCs.”

“But embedded in ECWA’s neutrality, is our total objection to any same faith ticket – either Christian-Christian or Muslim-Muslim ticket – in line with the same objection that the national headquarters of the Christian Association of Nigeria has expressed,” the statement noted.

The group also urged members of the public to disregard reports which states that it has endorsed a governornship candidate for the coming election in the state.