2023: Bauchi CAN Chairman urges unity among Christian politicians, advises them on consensus

By Mohammed Kaka Misau

The Bauchi state Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Reverend Dr. Abraham Damina Dimeus has advised christian in the state to be united and speak with a common voice as the country heads to polls in 2023.

The Clergyman who was speaking while addressing hundreds of faithfuls at the annual Easter rally held at the First Baptist Church on Monday, also called on christian politicians to be purposeful in the discharge of their official functions.

Also, the aspirants among them were urged to consult among themselves and bring out consensus candidates in order not divide the support of the Christian community in the state in the 2023 General elections.

“As a community, we have to be united, work together so that we will not miss the chance to be elected. A situation whereby 10 people are aspiring for one elective office does not augur well for us”, the CAN Chairman said.

“We don’t have the number as you know, we therefore must be united to win. We will meet with all of the aspirants, discuss with them and see how to reach a consensus so that we can speak with one voice”, he added.

Reverend Damina equally advised Christians to ensure that they got registered and collect their PVCs to enable them participate in the electoral process.

He however, appealed to the State Government to come to the aid of the Christian community in the state to enable it host the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the National Association of Religious Educators coming up next week.

“The state was granted the hosting rights but as it is now, hosting is becoming difficult due to lack of enough resources by the State chapter of the Association. We have to resort to hosting it in the Church. We appeal to the State Government to come to our aid”, he explained.

The Clergyman called on Churches in the State to make freewill contributions to support the Association to enable it host the meeting.

Speaking on the new graveyard, the Reverend said, although not officially handed over to the association, there are strong indications that the state government has paid for the place.

While expressing optimism that the place will soon be sorted out, the CAN Chairman also directed that effective from the year 2023, all CAN activities will be held at its Secretariat even though it has not been completed.

“With that, we are sure of completing it, as holding our activities there will always remind us to do the needful”, he noted.

The Reverend who stressed the need for Christians to be prayerful for divine intervention to overcome the myriads of challenges facing the country, expressed optimisms that those challenges will soon be over.

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