Home » Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Elections, Elections 2023, Headlines, INEC Politics » Election result: CAN sends clear message to INEC

Election result: CAN sends clear message to INEC

By John Owen Nwachukwu

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has reacted to the issues emanating from Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections.

The religious body, in a statement on Tuesday, appealed for calm, while demanding responsible action from the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

CAN emphasised that elections are vital for Nigeria as a democratic country and for its stability and democratic consolidation, and for these reasons, the process must be conducted and concluded in a free, fair and credible manner.

The Christian body warned against unnecessary tension in the country, urging all political parties, candidates and their supporters to conduct themselves in a peaceful manner.

While demanding that all presidential candidates abide by the spirit and letter of the Peace Accord they signed before the elections, CAN, in a statement signed by its national President, Daniel Okoh, said: “We remind them that this is the only country we have, and we must do everything to keep it safe, united and peaceful.

“We equally ask CAN to do all within its scope of authority to ensure that the will of the people as expressed through the ballots during last Saturday’s presidential and federal legislative elections count.

“Ideally, when people vote, the votes should be counted and allowed to reflect in the result the electoral umpire will announce. Anything short of that remains an aberration in any democratic context and contest.”

CAN noted further that despite the many assurances given by the electoral umpire about its preparedness for the election, INEC fell below the reasonable expectations of the masses.

The Christian body further asked the commission to provide an explanation to Nigerians on why the preventable lapses were not addressed.

-Daily Post

Short URL: https://newnigerianpolitics.com/?p=65670

Posted by on Mar 1 2023. Filed under Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Elections, Elections 2023, Headlines, INEC Politics. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Please help me to arrest and jail him – Aisha Yesufu reacts to allegations of husband her stealing from National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS)


Nnamdi Kanu’s family members fights over his financial account as incarceration lingers


Browse Elections 2023

Featuring Top 5/105 of Elections 2023

Atiku Abubakar withdraws court application for electoral materials sorting

Browse Africa & World Politics

Featuring Top 3/2300 of Africa & World Politics

Browse National Politics

Featuring Top 5/1279 of National Politics

Bishop Oyedepo warns Nigerians against voting for a particular candidate few days to election

Browse NNP Columnists

Featuring Top 10/1537 of NNP Columnists

2023: Atiku reveals why he took time off to Dubai amid campaigns



What FG should do with Nnamdi Kanu – Falana


March 2023
« Feb    

© 2023 New Nigerian Politics. All Rights Reserved. Log in - Designed by Gabfire Themes