The Christian Association of Nigeria has declared January 10, 2019, a
national day of prayers for peaceful, free, fair and credible election
in the country and for freedom for Leah Sharibu and others in Boko Haram
It directed churches nationwide to observe prayers
between 11am and 2pm against violence, manipulation, intimidation of
voters and other electoral crimes.
The media aide to CAN
President, Pastor Bayo Oladeji, said in a statement in Abuja on
Saturday, that Christian politicians especially those contesting for
offices during the elections, all Christian groups or organisations and
all stakeholders were encouraged to participate in the programme.
also urged all Christian groups, denominations, church and block
leaders of CAN or their representatives to assemble at the National
Christian Centre, Abuja, on January 10 for the important prayer meeting.
said, “All Christian candidates for all the elective offices or their
representatives are also invited as they will be prayed for to be good
Ambassadors of Christ before, during and after the election.
asks all state chairmen and all denominational leaders to organize
similar programme and Christian candidates who could not make it to
Abuja, especially those who are contesting for state assembly or
positions of Governor to attend the one being organised at the state
The statement added that the faithful were to pray for
“all Christians contesting one post or the other for the will of God to
be done concerning their ambition; That the powerful in our nation will
not be able to manipulate the election and edge them out.”
further asked them to pray for violence-free elections, and that God
should stop all groups behind the killings in Nigeria and their