CAN Declares National Day Of Prayer For 2019 Polls
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) under the leadership of the National President, His Eminence, Rev. Dr. Samson Olasupo A. Ayokunle, has declared 10th January, 2019 as a National Day of Prayer for peaceful, free, fair and credible elections and freedom for Leah Sharibu and others in the captivity of the Boko Haram terrorists.
The prayer meeting is to be organized in Abuja and all the State capitals nationwide between 11:00am and 2:00pm prompt in order to ask God to prevent violence, manipulation, intimidation of voters and other electoral crimes for credible elections to be achieved in the country.
Christian politicians especially those contesting for any position , all Christian groups, organisations and stakeholders are invited to participate in the programme.
CAN urges all Christian Groups, denominations, church and bloc leaders of CAN or their representatives to assemble at the National Christian Centre, Abuja on 10th January for this all important prayer meeting.
Christian candidates for all the elective offices or their representatives are also invited as they will be prayer for them to be good Ambassadors of Christ before, during and after the election.
CAN also ask all State Chairmen and leaders in various denominations to organize similar programme and Christian candidates who are contesting for State Assembly or governorship position to attend the event at the State level.
Accordingly, the Chairman of CAN, Akwa Ibom State chapter, Rev Dr Ndueso Ekwere, has respectfully invited all Politicians contesting for any post at the State and National levels to this all important, all inclusive and very unique epochal event.
The event will hold at United Evangelical Church (Qua Iboe Church), Itam 11 (along Calabar-Itam road. by Nelson Mandela Street by 11am prompt on 10th January, 2019.
All Heads of blocs of CAN, denominational heads, State CAN officers and LGA coordinators are invited to this prayer meeting which will hold simultaneously with those at the national level.
CAN will pray for all Christians contesting for one post or the other for the will of God to be done concerning their ambitions.
CAN will also pray for the following:
1. That all captives in the den of the terrorists like Leah Sharibu, the Chibok girls should be set free immediately.
2. That the general election should be free, fair and credible.
3. That it should be violence – free and without any bloodshed.
4. That God should use the process to give the country good and godly leaders at all levels.
5. That every evil plan against Nigeria be frustrated.
6. That 2019 should be a New Dawn for Nigeria
7. That God should stop all groups behind the killings in Nigeria and their financiers.
All churches and Christians in the country are urged to participate in the programme to usher in the country into a new era of peace, unity, safety and all round prosperity.
The State chairman of CAN, Rev Ekwere urge all to attach utmost importance to this prayer program for 2019 elections.