27 February 2013

Nigeria: CAN Chairman Vows to Chase Out Non-Performing Politicians

Enugu — THE Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Tuesday, vowed to mobilise the masses against anti-people politicians in the country with a view to forcing them out of public offices.

The South-East chapter of CAN, took the stand after its meeting in Enugu, yesterday.

Chairman, South East Chapter of CAN and the Anglican Bishop of Enugu, Rt. Rev. Emmanuel Chukwuma, who briefed newsmen on the outcome of the meeting attended by several church leaders in the zone, said the church would no longer sit on the fence and watch politicians take the masses for granted.

According to him: "All the politicians who have not performed will be re-called, before talking of second tenure and all that, they should come and give their account of stewardship to the people.

"Anything short of that, we shall mobilise the masses, the church shall act as a catalyst to chase all the non-performing politicians out."

He called on the Federal Government to make both the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu and the Onitsha Seaport functional without further delay, saying,

"We don't like the political way the Seaport is being handled. Ever since we were told the port was commissioned, it has not been operational.

"We are demanding the dredging of the River Niger should be completed, vessels should be arriving at the port, otherwise it will be a white elephant project.

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