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General News of Monday, 1 August 2022

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Election rigging may cause bloody revolution – Anglican Primate

Dr. Henry Ndukuba Dr. Henry Ndukuba

The Primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Dr. Henry Ndukuba, has warned that the Independent National Electoral Commission should not manipulate the 2023 presidential election in favour of some political parties and individuals to avoid a “bloody revolution.”

He also reiterated his opposition to the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the All Progressives Congress ahead of the 2023 presidential election.

According to him, any attempt to rig the election would spell doom for the socio-economic and political existence of Nigeria.

Ndukuba stated these during the synod of the Diocese of Kubwa, which was held between Friday and Sunday at St. Peter’s Church in Karu, Abuja, and attended by the former Primate of the Anglican Church, Archbishop Nicholas Okoh.

He said, “The time of impunity is over and we are hoping that INEC will do its judicious functions and there will be fairness in the way we do or carry out the political process.

“If there is any rigging, if there is any manipulation of the system, or if there is any way the citizens are short-changed, then let us be ready for a bloody revolution. I think they (INEC) should not take the citizens of this nation for granted.

“We say no to the Muslim-Muslim ticket. We stand against any move in order to mortgage the future of our children and this nation by any means.”

CAN chairman speaks

Meanwhile, the Christian Association of Nigeria, on Sunday, said Nigerians would not use political party as a deciding factor in the choice of a candidate to succeed the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), in 2023.

The President of CAN, Archbishop Daniel Okoh, stated this while delivering his sermon at the 2022 men’s conference of Christ Holy Church International where he is the General Superintendent. The sermon was titled, ‘By faith, give leadership.’

Okoh said, “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.”

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