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CAN decries spate of political violence in Ebonyi

BY PETER OKUTU
ABAKALIKI – THE Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, in Ebonyi State,weekend, expressed concern over the  spate of political violence and  insecurity in the state.

The association noted that the ugly developments, were  particularly on the increase  in the state with the present electioneering campaigns embarked upon by political parties.

In a communique at the end of  its meeting  in Abakaliki, weekend, CAN called on both the state government and security agencies to  find lasting solution to the menace  in the interest of the residents of the state.

CAN  condemned a situation where  political violence had led to disruptions of church activities, adding that the recent attack on a Catholic Church at Iziogo in Izzi Local Government Area of the state by hoodlums was  unjustifiable.

It also charged men of God in the state to remain calm and non-partisan as they propagate the gospel of Christ.

According to him: “CAN Ebonyi state further calls on all the political parties in Nigeria to forthwith eschew violence, politics of rancour, bitterness and acrimony.

“We call on residents of Ebonyi state to prepare, come out en-mass and exercise their franchise conscientiously bearing in mind that our votes now determine our fate in the future”. He added.


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