The National Democratic Front (NDF) has issued a warning to the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to henceforth desist from meddling into Nigeria’s political affairs or risk facing public disgrace.
The group’s Secretary-General, Bolaji Abdulkadir handed this warning to CAN yesterday at a press conference, expressing its displeasure at the unwholesome activities of the Christian group in the country as they continue to involve themselves in politics, Guardian reports.
The statement read, “In the period leading to the general elections, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) became fully partisan. It started by leaning towards the endorsement of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. To drive home the point, many Christian clergy were to later desecrate their altars by going full blown partisan and presented their campaign for PDP as Sunday sermons.
“With this kind of attitude, there is no doubt that the Church and the Mosque have refused to take their eyes away from corruption. Their approach to the scourge has made it fashionable in government circle where people steal without mercy and only to pay same back to their paymasters.
“The most glaring area of failure on the part of both organisations is their open endorsement of corruption and theft of public funds. Politicians in Nigeria identify either as Christians or Muslims and it is highly unfashionable for those seeking elective offices to identify as skeptics, agnostics or atheists.” The statement read.
NDF however expressed dissatisfaction at the groups’ failure to contribute meaningful approaches to addressing the security challenges posed by terrorist groups in the country.