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Sunday, January 6, 2019

CAN fixes Jan 10 prayer day for elections

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The Christian Association of Nigeria has declared January 10 as National Day of Prayers for peaceful, free, fair and credible elections.
The Christian body also declared it as day of freedom for Leah Sharibu and others in the Boko Haram captivity, according to the News Agency of Nigeria.
CAN President, Rev. Samson Ayokunle, in a statement on Saturday  by his Special Assistant on Media and Communications, Adebayo Oladeji, said the prayer would be held in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory between 11am and 2pm.
Ayokunle said the programme was to seek God’s intervention in preventing violence, manipulation, intimidation of voters and other electoral crimes in the forthcoming elections.
He said that all Christian politicians, especially those vying for offices, Christian groups or organizations and stakeholders were invited to participate in the programme.
The cleric stated that all Christian candidates for elective offices, or their representatives, were also invited to be prayed for to be good ambassadors of Christ before, during and after the election.
The CAN president directed all bloc chairmen, zonal chairmen, states and local chairmen, and all church leaders, to mobilise their members nationwide for the programme.
He said the participants were to assemble at the National Christian Centre in  Abuja for the prayer.
The statement read in part, “That God should use the process to give the country good and Godly leaders at all levels; and that every evil plan against Nigeria be frustrated.
“’That God should stop all groups behind the killings in Nigeria and their financiers and that 2019 should be a new dawn for Nigeria.”
The president appealed to Churches and Christians in the country to participate in the programme in order to usher the country into a new era of peace, unity, safety and all-round prosperity.
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