Abuja, 21 July, 2022 / 10:20 am (ACI Africa).
Christian leaders in Nigeria have called on the people of God in the West African country to evaluate political candidates in the 2023 general elections so that politicians associated with “any cult”, corruption and any violent religious groups are not elected.
“The candidate must not be a member of any cult, must have no involvement in drugs and witchcraft, no fanaticism, no relationship to Boko Haram or other violent religious groups,” CAN officials say.
They add that a candidate “must have quality performance in previous positions, good education sufficient to manage a complex society, effective management of human and natural resources.”
CAN officials who include representatives of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) further say that those aspiring to be elected in 2023 “must have the ability to envision transformation, ability to communicate the vision to diverse peoples, ability to effectively effect the vision of transformation, must be in good health, sound mind and physical fitness for the job.”