Peter Dada, Akure
The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Rev. Samson Ayokunle has said there was no need for Nigerians to express fear over the forthcoming general election, saying there would not be crisis during and after the election.
He, however, said there was a need for all stakeholders in the election to play the game according to the rule.
The CAN President stated this at the service of carols and lessons, organised by the Ondo State Government, on Friday evening.
The programme was held at the International Event Center, Akure, the state capital.
Ayokunle said, “The apprehension before 2015 General election was much higher than this, even the international community said Nigeria would scatter after the election but God took control.
“So for me whatever the devil may be doing, Nigeria would survive the next election. The politicians are very desperate to win the election but it would only take the person with a heart of God to win.
“We have to appeal to the police to respect the uniform they are wearing, they should not involve in rigging, so also the electoral umpire, they have to play the game according to the rule, they should not manipulate the result in favour of any candidate.”
In his remarks, the state Governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, said the government would ensure the people of the state would enjoy the Christmas season, noting that the security challenge facing the state would be a thing of the past.
Akeredolu said, “I want to assure our people that we have taken care of kidnapping in this state. We have taken some measure. We are ready to confront them. Kidnapping will be a thing of the past in Ondo State and our people would enjoy the Christmas season. “