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2019: CAN declares Jan 10 day of national prayer



The Christian Association of Nigeria has declared January 10 , 2019 , a national day of prayers for peaceful , free , fair and credible election in the country and for freedom for Leah Sharibu and others in Boko Haram captivity.
It directed churches nationwide to observe prayers between 11 am and 2 pm against violence , manipulation , intimidation of voters and other electoral crimes .

The media aide to CAN President , Pastor Bayo Oladeji , said in a statement in Abuja on Saturday , that Christian politicians especially those contesting for offices during the elections, all Christian groups or organisations and all stakeholders were encouraged to participate in the programme .

CAN also urged all Christian groups , denominations, church and block leaders of CAN or their representatives to assemble at the National Christian Centre , Abuja , on January 10 for the important prayer meeting .

It said , “ All Christian candidates for all the elective offices or their representatives are also invited as they will be prayed for to be good Ambassadors of Christ before , during and after the election .

“ CAN asks all state chairmen and all denominational leaders to organize similar programme and Christian candidates who could not make it to Abuja , especially those who are contesting for state assembly or positions of Governor to attend the one being organised at the state level . ”

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The statement added that the faithful were to pray for “ all Christians contesting one post or the other for the will of God to be done concerning their ambition ; That the powerful in our nation will not be able to manipulate the election and edge them out . ”

It further asked them to pray for violence -free elections, and that God should stop all groups behind the killings in Nigeria and their financiers 

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