Nigerians will vote individuals, not parties – CAN President


The president of CAN, Archbishop Daniel Okoh, has said that in the forthcoming elections, Nigerians will vote for individuals, not parties. He made the statement on Sunday while delivering his sermon at the 2022 men’s conference of Christ Holy Church International, titled, ‘By faith, give leadership.’

He said, “It is important that people of God at this time should have their eyes open. Before casting your votes, make sure you know the people you are giving your votes.

“In Nigeria, things are beginning to change. Gone are those days when people vote based on the political party fielding the candidate; when once you have the ticket of a particular party, you are covered.

“Today, people are looking at individuals, their credibility, character, experience, capacities and antecedents in relation to the positions they want to occupy.”

He noted that the people must ask what the candidates who are seeking political office will offer them (the people).

He said, “Nigerians have come to a point where they feel that they need to sit down and negotiate with the presidential and governorship candidates.

“We must ask them: ‘What is our portion in your administration (if elected)?’ They should be able to convince you before you can cast your votes for them. Nobody should take away your future from you. Don’t let anyone give you money to buy your conscience and four years of joy.

“To the people who are in politics, when you are making promises, make sure you are telling the people what you can fulfill.

“There’s no need promising us you can give us heaven on earth when you know that given the realities on the ground, you cannot be able to fulfill it.”

He added that the youths must actively participate in politics and must not allow themselves to be used as thugs.

He said, “Our youths should not allow themselves to be used as political thugs. The era of thuggery in our electoral system is over.

“They must positively participate in the political process. I am saying with a sense of duty that our youths must not give in to electoral violence.

“We must expand the space to inject new ideas into the systems. The world is moving on, and Nigeria cannot afford to be left behind. Nigeria, for me, is one of the best places to live in. I love Nigeria, and we must put our collective freedom to good use.”

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