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CAN raises concern over alleged killing of Christians

The Youth Wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria, on Saturday, drummed up support for rotational presidency in the 2023 general elections, saying the slot should be given to the South to ensure equity and fairness.

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Logo of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN)

YOWICAN also demanded the immediate release of students of Bethel Baptist Academy in Kaduna, being held captive, warning kidnappers and bandits to desist from perpetrating evil or its members would resort to self-defence.

The organisation, which decried the increasing rate of insecurity in the country, said rotational presidency, especially along religious lines, would promote unity and concord in the country.

The National Chairman of YOWICAN, Belusochukwu Enwere, stated this while reading a communiqué, following a two-day high-level National Executive Council meeting held in Abuja.

Reiterating the non-partisan stance of YOWICAN, Enwere argued that the emergence of a youthful Christian president in 2023 would be a true expression of equity, fairness and justice.

He said, “YOWICAN asserts that rotation of the Office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria will promote unity and concord. As such, the emergence of a Christian and youthful president, come 2023, will be a true expression of equity, fairness and justice for Nigeria and Nigerians.

“We decry the increasing rate of insecurity in Nigeria, yet commend the efforts of the government and security agencies in combating the nefarious activities of bandits, killer herdsmen and insurgents.

Source: PUNCH

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