Ahead of future elections in the country, the Christian Association of
Nigeria, CAN, has directed Christians across the country to vote out
corrupt leaders, saying only faithful people should be allowed to lead
The National Secretary of CAN, Rev. Hassan Asake, who gave the order
while speaking at the inauguration of new executive members of the
association in Osogbo, noted that some elected members of the
association have disappointed CAN through their alleged collaborations
with others to ruin the nation.
He stressed that Christians have the right to choose faithful leaders
into political offices and advised that proper evaluation of all
contestants should be carried out before voting.
His words: "Some Christians got to power as real Christians but they
eventually left the office as non-Christians. Christians should serve
as light and salt to the world.
"The church is going through fire. The body of Christ in Nigeria is
going through the most challenging time and Christians are facing
serious persecution. It is therefore important for Christians to be
steadfast in a time like this and take their stand."
In his address at the occasion, the state Governor, Mr. Rauf
Aregbesola who was represented by his deputy, Mrs. Titilayo
Laoye-Tomori assured Christians in the state that the current
administration will not do anything that will cause chaos in the state