Presidential candidates of political parties for the 2023 election have been charged to ensure that they fulfil their promises to the electorate if elected into office.
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) which gave this charge also commended the presidential candidates who honoured invitation to interact with Christian leaders.
CAN said in a statement issued by its President, Archbishop Daniel Okoh, that the association’s engagement with the 2023 presidential candidates was neither a campaign programme nor an endorsement event.
He said CAN presented document titled The Charter for a New Nigeria, which is the position of CAN on certain national issues based on this document was presented to the presidential candidates.
“On behalf of the national leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, I sincerely commend the presidential candidates that honoured our invitation to the just-concluded interactive session with a view to discussing issues that will promote the common good of every citizen of Nigeria.
“Their decision to meet and dialogue with CAN officials and other Christian leaders ahead of the 2023 general elections is remarkable not only because the Church is a critical stakeholder in the Nigerian project, it also provided us a platform to collectively review our understanding of the crisis of development and governance facing our nation and find a lasting solution to them.
“Having consulted with Nigerians of diverse religious, ethnic and social class on the problems of the country and the possible solutions to them, CAN articulated these ideas in a document we christened, The Charter for a New Nigeria. The position of CAN on certain national issues based on this document was presented to the presidential candidates,” the statement said.
CAN, however, salute the candour of all the presidential candidates who participated in the interactive session.