The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has issued a warning to Nigerians that except they pray this week, the general elections may not hold.
CAN President, Rev. Samson Ayokunle while making the call on Sunday at the Trinity Baptist Church, Ajobo, Ibadan, Oyo State, advised Nigerians that the prayers are necessary if they want the exercise to take place.
Rev. Ayokunle during the sermon said, “About what is happening in the country, I want you to pray very well this week. If it’s about the things we see in the spirit, it is not sure that elections will hold at all. We won’t want elections to hold like they didn’t hold; if that should happen, it would cause trouble or even lead to war.
“That is why we have asked you to pray this week. This is a week for prayers. Pray that bad people will not be involved in Nigeria’s affairs. About the elections, we will pray that they will not result in war or bring agony. People who think they are powerful and want to cause problems for us, God Himself will give them problems and bind them. God will take power from them.
“Please, pray very well this week so that the elections might be able to hold on February 23 as the INEC has said. The postponement, to us, is a national embarrassment.”
The President of the association added, “And not only that, it is a setback for a nation that was ready to vote in their President. We believe however that God is still on the throne and the INEC chairman cannot play with the collective wish of Nigerians. He cannot joke with that. Be prayerful; gather this week to pray because prayers can do a lot within this week. If the writing on the wall, as revealed by the spirit, is anything to go by, if we don’t pray sufficiently, elections may not hold at all.”
It could be recalled that INEC had on Saturday postponed the day’s presidential and National Assembly elections till the next week, February 23, 2019, while the Governorship and State House of Assembly elections, earlier slated for March 2, 2019 was pushed forward to March 9, 2019.
CAN further revealed that the body would play an active role during the elections by sending 1,000 accredited election observers across the country.