30 December 2012

Nigeria: Christian Youths Caution Jonathan

To avoid unnecessary crisis and to stabilize the polity, the Youth Wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria (YOWICAN) has cautioned President Goodluck Jonathan and all political office holders against canvassing for votes ahead of 2015 general elections.

Speaking on the state of the nation at the National Christian Centre in Abuja last Friday, YOWICAN president, Dr Simon Dolly who was supported by YOWICAN secretary Solomon Omai expressed, "We admonish all political office holders to jettison their 2015 ambitions and focus more on good governance and fulfill their promises to Nigerians."

Dolly, who said there are clandestine campaigns for elective posts, advised politicians to play the game of politics according to the rules and the fear of God.

The youth president also asked Jonathan to set up a presidential committee comprising reputable Nigerians to look into the plight of Nigerians affected by the insurgency in northern Nigeria.

"Since after the [2011] general elections, thousands have been killed/injured yet not much has been done. If a church is destroyed, government should rebuild it.

"Businesses have closed. Many die silently. It's the duty of responsible government to protect the citizens. A government that cannot help its citizens is of no use," he said.

He called on Nigerian youths to pray fervently for divine intervention, particularly now that the country is at the threshold of a new year.

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