2023 Polls : Churches Raise 20million - Man Force, Others To Elect Right Leaders - CAN President - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Wednesday, April 7, 2021

2023 Polls : Churches Raise 20million - Man Force, Others To Elect Right Leaders - CAN President

•Rev. Ayokunle, Pastor Achudume 

From Ayobami Ife, Abeokuta

The leadership of the Christian Associatin of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Samson Ayokunle on  has disclosed that Nigerian christians had concluded plans to raise 20million - Man Prayer Force who will not only pray 24/7 for the country but also mobilize human and material resources towards electing good leaders in various elective offices in 2023.

Ayokunle said it is no longer advisable for christians to sit back and be praying and fasting only or keep agonizing over bad leadership and bad governments in the country,  stressing that it is time Nigerian christians stepped forward with concrete actions on how to mobilize others to elect right people into various leadership positions in the forthcoming political dispensation.

The CAN President said these formed parts of the strategies mapped out by churches towards sponsoring, positioning and installing God - fearing Nigerians into power come 2023 in order to end the circus of persistence bad governance and lock-jam in all sectors of the nation due to the sickening poor and ineffective leadership.

The christians leader spoke at the Victory City, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, during the  weeklong annual Holy Convocation of the Victory Life Bible Church(VLBC)  which began on April 4th.

The event themed "The Verdict" and being hosted by Apostle Lawrence Achudume and wife, Rev. Fola Achudume continues till April 11th.

Speaking on the convention seminal tagged " State of the Nation State Nigeria And The Church: The Way Forward,"  the CAN President identified insecurity, corruption, unemployment, arms proliferation, bad leadership, poverty, weak public institutions, faulty constitution and inefficient government agencies as the challenges plaguing Nigeria and stymieing its march towards genuine peace, progress and development.

He urged religious leaders to speak truth to power and dare the odds, saying he supports Bishop Kassan Matthew Kukah line, hook and sinker regarding his current characterization of Nigeria as a killing field due to the worsening insecurity across the country.

                 •Achudume & Ayokunle

Ayokunle blamed the government of President Umaru Musa Yar ' Ardua and Goodluck Ebele Jonathan for the festering security challenges the country contends with today, saying if that administration had been effective, responsive, decisive and proactive in dealing with the Boko Haram sect when the terrorist group reared their head in 2009, they would not have become more emboldened or gotten both financial, training and logistic supports from affiliate international terrorist organisations and networks.

He lamented that, today, the deadly activities of insurgents and bandits appeared to have overwhelmed the nation's security agencies because the then leaders and government failed to take appropriate measures to deal with the situation in 2009.

He equally blamed the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari for not being able to make any positive difference, nothing that a leader is a "misfit" if he or she could not perform the the role of securing lives of the citizens and addressing their existential needs.

He urged Nigerian christians not to expect too much from one of their own, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, saying he is a "spare tyre" and can't function beyond what is delegated to him, recalling that when last the power was transmitted to him during the first term of Buhari - Osinbajo' administration, he took many decisive steps to the admiration of Nigerians.
He noted that it would be treated as an act of "insubordination" if Osinbajo tries to operate outside his brief.

The CAN President said a radio station will also be established in strategic States in Nigeria not only to propagate the gospel of Jesus Christ but to also politically educate christians and mobilize them to take part in elective offices.

"About one and half weeks ago, I called all the church leaders in Lagos, and some people decided that their own position in repositioning Nigeria, is to pray for Nigeria not only that they are going to pray deliberately, but they formed what is called the prayer force, and this prayer force has all the strategic people in  every part of Nigeria. They now said that the church should commission them as prayer ambassadors towards good governance in 2023.

"And they are going to mobilize twenty million Christians who will really cry to the Lord, twenty four hours of the day seven days of the week, from now till 2023, for the kingdom to come to Nigeria, and for good leaders to be elected. So, I was there with other leaders, and I called Baba  Pastor Adeboye to come forward while we the rest of us surrounded them, you pronounce a word of blessing upon them. 

"They said they would not need our money to move around, they were going to look for money to mobilize people, what they needed is the blessing, the commissioning for them to go forth. Somebody among the pastors said yes I know that you will mobilize all the force, but I am going to join you in mobilizing money. A woman said that she is going to be part of the team to mobilize them to be able to move round."

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