Elections 2015 "Don't run away" - CAN appeals to Kano residents

CAN state chairman, Ransom Bello, said some residents were leaving the Kano, while others have made arrangements to leave before the elections

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The Kano State chapter, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has appealed to residents to stop fleeing the state to their places of origin over fear that the 2015 general election may be marred by crisis.

CAN state chairman, Ransom Bello, said some residents were leaving the Kano, while others have made arrangements to leave before the elections.

He disclosed that it was evident in church attendance which has drastically dropped.

Bishop Bello made the call while addressing newsmen and the end of a one week prayer session for Nigeria held by the organisation.

He said, residents exhibit apprehension of possible mayhem during the elections, noting that, the body had assembled Christians as a body to pray for the state, Nigerian leaders, and the nation, while assuring that, there will be divine intervention, “the election is going to be peaceful” he said.

“Many are leaving, those in town are in fear, this has affected attendance, even during church programmes, people are leaving out of fear, we want to appeal to them to stay back and cast their votes, the election will be peaceful,”  Bello said.

The association cautioned religious leaders on the use of statements that could cause anxiety, while further condemning those who indulge in the use of remarks that possess threat to the peace and stability of the country.

He condemned the use of provocative statements by those seeking public office, urging them to conduct themselves in accordance to the dictates of the law, while imploring them to address the electorate on issues in contrast to the ongoing use of offensive language on their opponents.

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