The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has revealed why a Christian should emerge as the next President of the country in the 2023 presidential election.
Speaking during a courtesy visit by members of Nigeria Equity Group (NEG) at the National Ecumenical Centre in Abuja on Monday, CAN President, Samson Ayokunle, said he supports the call to zone the 2023 presidency to the South East.
Ayokunle, represented by CAN General Secretary, Joseph Daramola, said politicians must ensure that political and economic opportunities are fairly distributed for the country to enjoy enduring peace and harmony.
He said political opportunities must not only be shared between the north and south but among the two main religious groups in the country.
The CAN president commended the NEG for championing the initiative and urged all Nigerians who believe in fairness and equity to support the group.
Earlier, the National Convener of NEG, Emeka Nwosu, said the group was at the CAN president’s office to seek his blessings as they embark on a nationwide sensitisation campaign for a Christian to emerge as the next president.
Nwosu urged political parties to field Christian candidates from the south as their presidential flagbearers since President Muhammadu Buhari, who is a Muslim, will be completing his term of eight years in 2023.
He said the NEG will help bring about much-needed harmony, reduce tension and open the political space for healthy competition without anyone feeling marginalised.
Nwosu added that there are competent Christians across all political parties who can effectively direct the affairs of the country.