NASS leadership: Don’t divide Nigeria, CAN warns lawmakers-elect
The Christian Association of Nigeria, Kaduna State Chapter, has called on the incoming Leadership of the 10th National Assembly not to engage in action that will undermine the unity of the country.
According to News Agency of Nigeria, the state CAN Chairman, Rev. John Hayab made this call in a statement on Monday in Kaduna, saying it has not be happy with development in the leadership contest, advising them to shun any engagement that will the country along ethnic, regional or religious lines.
CAN stated further that Nigeria’s elected leaders, both from the upper and lower chambers, were politically responsible enough to do the needful by choosing competent leaders for the progress of the country.
However, some inciting messages now going round could create unnecessary tension and disunity among Nigerians.
“CAN as a body has earlier advocated for fairness before the general elections and believes strongly that a fair and just Nigeria is beneficial to Nigeria’s unity and growth.
“CAN, therefore, appeals to the political class to discontinue any action that can further divide Nigerians, rather, the elected representatives need to promote matters that can support the citizenry to attain the goals of a unified nation.”
Hayab urged the leaders of the national assembly must be lawmakers see them as representatives of Nigeria not as representatives of their regional or religious enclaves.
He said to attain a united nation, CAN will pray and work for the unity, peace, and progress of Nigeria and speak truth to power.
“CAN strongly appeals to the political class to consider the entire country as their most important constituency, instead of promoting primordial sentiments,” Hayab said.