From Gyang Bere, Jos
The Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Northern Nigeria and the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev Yakubu Pam, has urged Christians in the North to remained united and be prayerful ahead of the next elections.
He urged Christians to pray and elect credible and competent leaders who will tackle the challenges confronting the country.
Rev Pam disclosed this in Jos during a Dinner and Special parly with Leaders of organisations and launching of Magazine in his honour organised by JOGAMA, a Joint Gospel Arts and Music Award, held at Eliel Event Centre, Jos.
“For Christians, we must remain prayerful at this moment, knowing that what is happening in the country at the moment the solution is in the hands of those who fear God,” he stated.
“We need a leader who will fight for the unity of this country because without our unity we cannot do anything. We can see that the next election want to divide the country along religion, ethnicity and other aspects of life, but we need somebody who will forge ahead with the unity of this country.
“This is because, politicians will come and go, traditional rulers remain our fathers but the solution makers are those who speak to God, who plead for mercy, who also used their platforms to preach for peace among different ethnic nationalities and different religion in Nigeria and we must vote wisely.”
Rev Pam appreciated President Muhammadu Buhari for given him the opportunity to serve Nigeria and said he is not member of any political party by virtue of his appointment.
“I want you to know that I am still the chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria CAN, in the 19 Northern states, for that reason, until I declare to be a politician, I do not belong to any political party.
“I have been very careful not to identify with any particular candidate. Presently, I am a father to all either you are in the APC, PDP, Labour Party, NNPP or any party, I will continue to pray for you all and anyone who gets into office should embrace one another.”
Rev Pam pray to God to endorsed leaders who will address the plights of vulnerable Nigerians who are wallowing in poverty.
“Who ever God will endorsed to lead this country should be a leader who has the poor masses at heart, he should be a leader who has the interest of the minority in this country because a leader who fight for the minority is a true representative of the people.
“You may be choosing by the majority but when you are there, fight for people who are voiceless, fight for people who cannot speak and that will be better for our country,” he stated.