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CAN President Warns Against Desperate Politicians

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Christian Association of Nigeria President Ayokunle
National President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Rev. Samson Ayokunle

President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Samson Ayokunle, has warned Christians against voting desperate politicians in the 2019 general elections.

Ayokunle made the remarks while briefing newsmen after a meeting with representatives of 14 presidential candidates in Abuja, on their plans for Nigerians and the church.

The CAN president also urged the Independent Electoral Commission, (INEC), the Nigeria Army, the Police and other security agencies to abide by electoral rules to avoid crisis during and after the election.

“I spoke with President Muhammadu Buhari and told him that when we conducted the 2015 elections people didn’t expect it to be so free and fair but the way it was conducted gave us a sense of pride in the international community.

“If the 2019 election is not better, if the police are not better behaved, if the army is not better behaved, if INEC is not better behaved, the entire election process might be a failure. If politicians are not better behaved and they show desperation, it will be a failure. We are again warning politicians.

“The desperation we saw at the intra-party election is given us concern. If they can be so desperate and they end up fighting what will they do when they contest with opposition, the desperation is too much,“ he said.