2019 Elections: CAN Declares 72-Hour Worship Session
By Anne Bassey
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has announced a 72-hour prayer, praise and worship session to ensure credible polls in the 2019 election.
This was revealed in a statement at the weekend and signed by the special assistant to CAN President, Adebayo Oladeji, who said the group’s acting general secretary, Joseph Daramola gave the directive.
According to Premium Times, the statement explained that the session is aimed at seeking for divine intervention against attempts to manipulate the election results.
The Christian body called on churches in Nigeria to join in the three-day program holding from November 18 to 20 to ensure “victory in the forthcoming general elections and to usher the country into a new era of peace, unity, safety and all round prosperity.”
The statement read; “The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has declared 18-20 November, 2018 as days of Non-Stop Praise of God for the much-awaited divine intervention over the next year general election and other problems facing the country.
“The 72 hours of praise and worship is to be organized in all churches nationwide between 18th November, 2018 – 20th November, 2018 as from 7:00 am on the 18th – 6:00 pm 20th November, 2018. The programme is to celebrate the envisaged victory Nigeria is going to experience over economic, security challenges, social, religious and political problems we are facing as a Nation.
“CAN, through the Acting General Secretary, Barrister Joseph Daramola, has asked all bloc leaders and their Secretaries, all Zonal chairmen, all State Chairmen and all denominational leaders to organize their church members in non-stop praise of God’s majesty over the victory he has given us in Nigeria on all our challenges, especially His intervention over the coming general election.
“Having noted various challenges the country is going through, the CAN Leadership considered the need for us to organize a strategic three days of non-stop praise over them in the country (as was done in the Bible in 2 Chronicles Chapter 20), especially the forthcoming 2019 elections with a view to stopping a crisis-ridden election that will not be free, fair and credible.
“The praise is also about the victory we believe God has given the Church in Nigeria over all powers of darkness that want to engulf the Church in whatever guise. We should praise God that bloodshed will be no more in Nigeria. A bad leader will not be elected as our President in 2019. All human efforts to manipulate elections will fail and Leah Sharibu and all those in captivity will be released,” the statement read.
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