BY GBENGA OLARINOYE
OSOGBO — Ahead of future elections in the country, the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has directed Christians across the country to vote out corrupt leaders, saying only faithful people should be allowed to lead the country.
The National Secretary of CAN, Rev. Hassan Asake, who gave the order while speaking at the inauguration of new executive members of the association in Osogbo, noted that some elected members of the association have disappointed CAN through their alleged collaborations with others to ruin the nation.
He stressed that Christians have the right to choose faithful leaders into political offices and advised that proper evaluation of all contestants should be carried out before voting.
His words: “Some Christians got to power as real Christians but they eventually left the office as non-Christians. Christians should serve as light and salt to the world.
“The church is going through fire. The body of Christ in Nigeria is going through the most challenging time and Christians are facing serious persecution. It is therefore important for Christians to be steadfast in a time like this and take their stand.”
In his address at the occasion, the state Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola who was represented by his deputy, Mrs. Titilayo Laoye-Tomori assured Christians in the state that the current administration will not do anything that will cause chaos in the state through religion.