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Anambra 2021: CAN backs zoning, charges political parties on power rotation


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Ahead of the 2021 governorship election in Anambra State, the State Chapter of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) through the Chairman Rev John Ndubuisi has waded into the on going debate on zoning of the governorship seat in the State

Rev Ndubuisi said that the Christian body supports zoning because of its attendant benefits of according all sections, blocs, regions, zones or parties sense of belonging as well as aiding stability, justice, equity and fair play in the system.

Rev Ndubuisi in a press conference addressed in Onitsha used the leadership of CAN as example, telling journalists that the leadership of CAN in Anambra State and at the national level rotates among the five Christian blocs that make up CAN on the premise of zoning

Thus, he advised political parties in Anambra State to emulate CAN and so doing address the issue of zoning and power rotation ahead of the forthcoming governorship election.

The cleric who noted that he was elected as CAN Chairman from ECWA/TEKAN bloc of following rotation said that CAN has started praying for a peaceful and smooth governorship election advising politicians to as usual give peace a chance before, during and after the election.

He also advised the electorates against money politics saying that it is wrong for people to take like five thousand naira or even less for immediate satisfaction and lose all about service of good governance that could give him a better job, good road, quality education for the children among other things on the long run.

On the issue of coronavirus pandemic, he enjoined all Churches in Anambra State to participate in a nationwide prayer declared by CAN against the ravaging effect of coronavirus at the world stage .

He said: “As all of us may have heard, CAN has declared March 22, 2020 and March 29, 2020 for a Nationwide prayer against coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria.

“I want to assure that CAN in Anambra will join other Christians Nationwide to pray against coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria.

“Let me therefore use this opportunity to enjoin all Churches in Anambra State to spend quality time to pray and ask God to intervene on our behalf and block coronavirus pandemic from entering into Anambra State and stop it from existing and killing people in Nigeria and world over”

He also assured that CAN is praying for tight security situation in Anambra to remain intact following what he observed as poor security situation in Nigeria.

He added “CAN wishes to use this opportunity to assure the government and people of Anambra State of fervent prayers for security of lives and property in the State taking the cognizance of the insecurity in Nigeria orchestrated by herdsmen who are bent on taking over everywhere through violence with their cows.

“These terrorists called herdsmen are worse than coronavirus by the way they perpetrate all sorts of atrocities against Christians, killing people, allowing their cows to destroy farmlands, kidnapping and robbing people and even raping women and girls. It is a pity.

“Christians are worst victims of insecurity in Nigeria because they apparently the target. Look at how terrorists and bandits massacre Christians in virtually all parts of the North.

“And President Muhammadu Buhari is only condemning the acts through his media aids and given assurances to fish out and punish the actors but we are not seeing the result his assurances.”

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