By David Odama
LAFIA – AHEAD of 2019 governorship seat, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Nasarawa State Chapter is engulfed in crisis that is threatening the chances of a Christian winning the governorship position in 2019 duecto the division along political line over who to support in the Nasarawa.
The division which is also embracing ethnic coronation in the state is said to be between the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), David Ombugadu and Hon Labaran Maku, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA)flag bearer.
Vanguard gathered that while the Muslims faithfuls are gathering their support for the candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Abdullahi Sule, their Christian counterpart are rather fighting themselves over who to support between the two candidates, David Ombugadu, of PDP and the former minister of information, Labaran Maku of APGA who are both christians
This development came to focus in Lafia yesterday at a meeting with the Christian Communities addressed by the former president, Youth Wing of CAN,
Daniel Kazai who is the present National Chairman, Global Christian Network.
The Christian Community meeting which was centered on how to unite themselves and come out stronger aimed at ensuring the resolution of the looming crisis over the two candidates, however forced Kazai to urged the Christian leaders to bring together the two candidates with the view to having a formidable force against the APC in the 2019.
According to the resolution reached, the fear and apprehension before the Christian community in Nasarawa is hinged on the fact that if these steps were not evolved, the long term agitation and yeaning of the Christian community in Nasarawa having a governor will remain mirage.
Kazai who lamented that Christians in Nasarawa State had for too long been deprived, denied and discriminated against in the selection and election of a governor despite the fact that over 50% of the state population is Christians declared however that “The
time to adress the issue is now. Many Christians in the state have now come in terms with the reality that their power and streght have been taken for granted for too long”