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Christian Association of Nigeria Religious body to have interactive session with Lagos governorship aspirants

CAN says the meeting is not a debate session but rather an interactive session whereby the aspirants will enlighten Lagosians on their plan for the state and how they want to go about such plans.

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Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, President, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor

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The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and some members of the Christian community will on Monday, February 2 meet with the all governorship aspirants in Lagos.

Reports say the meeting is to enlighten the Christian community on their plans for Lagos state.

In a statement signed by the Secretary of CAN Lagos State, Israel Akinadewo, the body says it is necessary for the church to meet with the candidates since the it was at the vanguard of fighting for a governor from the Christian religion.

It was gathered that the even is scheduled to hold at Hoares Memorial Methodist Cathedral, Sabo, Yaba.

According to Akinadewo the meeting is not a debate session but rather an interactive session whereby the aspirants will enlighten Lagosians on their plan for the state and how they want to go about such plans.

The CAN noted that it was imperative to have such discussion so that the church can hold them accountable after the first tenure of whoever wins in office.

Akinadewo said: “We want to a situation whereby we can hold them at their words. In the past we have not been involved in who rules us. But now we want a situation whereby we can pray for them as well as remind them of their promises to the people of Lagos. We cannot afford to fail now that many of the aspirants are Christians. Lagos must get better.”

ThisDay reports that top church leaders are expected at the event which will commence at exactly 11a.m.

The chairman of CAN, Alex Bamgbola warned that CAN is not partisan and has not anointed any of the candidates.

“We are non-partisan in this dispensation. The two major contenders and indeed all the aspirants are eligible to the seat. We are not going to endorse any of the candidates but we will leave Lagosians to decide. It is wrong for any church leader to endorse any candidate since people have different political leaning.

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