Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Christian Association of Nigeria says it has seen desperation in politicians, expressing fear that if care is not taken, they may set the nation on fire.
This is just as the CAN plans to meet President Muhammadu Buhari next week on issues concerning the conduct of the forthcoming general elections.
The CAN president, Dr Samson Ayokunle, stated this yesterday in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, when he visited Deputy Governor Rear Admiral Gborigbogha John Jonah.
“The desperation we see in politicians is unacceptable, and it gives us fear that if care is not taken, they may set the nation on fire. The church says no to every evil manipulation in these forthcoming elections,” he stated.
He disclosed that the CAN had registered and trained over 300 independent observers all over the country to monitor the 2019 general elections with a view to ensuring that elections were conducted in line with best practices.
Ayokunle also urged politicians to stop killing of Nigerians in the name of the 2019 elections.
He said: “Those we have trained will have to train others from the geo-political zones of the country, because we believe that we can place three observers in each polling booth, and they will continue to report to us during and after the election.
“We are praying seriously for God to rule over the affairs of Nigeria in 2019 elections. We are also parleying with those in government who can make things happen because we need to ensure that this country has free and fair elections come 2019. I and my team will be visiting President Muhammadu Buhari next week to discuss issues bordering on the conduct of the election so that we can have a free and fair exercise.”
He said all suspected herdsmen killing innocent Nigerians must be brought to book. If they are not arrested, that means they are being encouraged to continue in their evil ways.