The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has urged Christian faithful to vote for credible credible candidates at the governorship and legislative elections of March 18.
Niger State CAN chairman, Most Rev. Bulus Yohanna, who said this in the statement on Sunday, said only candidates who would ensure development and peaceful co-existence among the people should be voted for.
“The elections will take place on March 18. I enjoin everyone to vote for candidates of their choice,’’
He added that after due consultation with the national body, the state chapter decided that members must consider character, competence, capacity and policies of candidates before deciding on who to vote.
“The candidate must be God-fearing, honest and respectful of the rule of law, justice and fairness for all.
“He or she must have respect for religious and ethnic diversity,’’ the chairman said in the statement.
He added that the candidates must be compassionate, disciplined and live credible lifestyle; must not be cultists, religious fanatics, or one involved in illicit drugs and must not have relationship with bandits and thugs.
He also enjoined voters to consider the antecedents of candidates in terms of performance in positions they occupied in the past.