Attempt to shift election’ll be disastrous – CAN


The Christian Association of Nigeria has stated that any attempt to postpone the 2023 general elections will be disastrous.

According to Tribune, this was stated by the National Vice-President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Reverend Dr. Stephen Baba Panya, in an interview with journalists.

Panya, who is also the President of the Evangelical Church Winning All, stated, “Any attempt to postpone the election will be disastrous, and we have to pray against this. To me, it will be a recipe for chaos, because people are already fed up. What is keeping the tension down is the fact that this administration will soon go, and there is an inner hope that the next government will be able to tackle and address the deteriorated situation.”

He also stated that the position of the apex religious body regarding the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the All Progressives Congress, remains unchanged.

“Let me just say unequivocally that we are still standing firm and opposing the Muslim-Muslim ticket. We are opposed to it, because of its implications for the polity and governance of this country. However, CAN has to be open and listen to all and sundry, which is why CAN still gives people opportunities to come and speak to it, so that it can hear and pray about the situation that we are in.

“We have not changed our position at all; we are still firmly against the Muslim/Muslim presidential ticket and also against the same faith ticket because of the potential danger it poses to the unity and continued existence of this country. We are against the same faith ticket, be it Muslim/Muslim or Christian/Christian. We believe people should begin to run an inclusive government with people from all walks of life, balancing equity, fairness, and justice in the positions of government and operations.”