BY VICTOR BUOR, ABUJA – The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has said that it desire for genuine democracy to work in Nigeria in which every Nigerian would be given sense of belonging through inclusive opportunities.

It therefore appealed to the President Muhmmadu Buhari-led government to let the provisions of the Constitution be its guide in all its policies and operations.

CAN specifically said that the country belongs to all Nigerians irrespective of their religious and tribal persuasions, stressing that any policy that is discriminatory is nothing but persecution.

Accordingly, it called on the President to be fair to all Nigerians, saying that it would stop complaining when it sees a just society where the rule of law, fairness, and social justice are allowed.

These were contained in a statement by the National Director, Legal and Public Affairs of CAN, Evangelist Kwamkur Samuel, in which he noted that the government to whom CAN had complained about the plight of Christians in the hands of over-zealous Muslims, who said they were fighting Jihad was not convincing enough to show that the action was not deliberate.

CAN also said that it equally complained about lopsided appointments, especially the security chiefs but has not been addressed till today. 

CAN further said; “When the President released Col Sambo Dasuki and Omoyele Sowore, we hailed him despite the fact that Dasuki is a devout Muslim.

“We want those still languishing in detention after court granted them bail to be released forthwith.

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