"Drive fear into Christians, Muslims" - religious body tells Buhari

Christian Council of Nigeria which is one of the blocks of Christian Association of Nigeria, also called on Buhari to focus his attention to issue of power supply, as well as tackling of corruption which cuts across every sector of the government

 

The Christian Council of Nigeria (CCN), has called on the President-Elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to “drive fear into people” and unite Christians, Muslims and other religions for him to have a successful government.

CCN which is one of the blocks of Christian Association of Nigeria, also called on Buhari to focus his attention to issue of power supply, as well as tackling of corruption which cuts across every sector of the government.

The President of CCN, His Eminence, Emmanuel Udofia and General Secretary, Rev. Dr. Wushishi Yusuf, made the suggestions at a press briefing on the report of the general elections in which it trained and deployed 2,000 domestic observers across the country.

They said that contrary to claims, the CCN did not keep silence during persecution of Christians by Boko Haram in the North, saying they were part and parcel of CAN.

According to them, “To have a successful government, Buhari should unite Christians, Muslims and other Faith. There should be no division; his attention will be drawn to that area. He should also tackle corruption which cuts across every sector of the government.

“I want to believe that the leaders of the incoming administration should live by example and drive fear into people.

“The electricity sector is still important because in any nation where there is no electricity, there will be underdevelopment. Buhari should beam attention on electricity sector.”

On the role of religion in politics, Udofia said, “Everybody, irrespective of their religious affiliation is a political animal. Every person is actively involved in politics, depending on their political clout.

“Religion defines peoples’ ways of life and there is no politician that does not have a religious inclination and it guides them in their ways of life. Anybody created by God should be politically active.”

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