A former chairman of the Taraba State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Bishop Timothy Yahaya, has again called on election umpires to create a level playground for aspirants that will be jostling for various elective positions in 2023.
Yahaya, who made the call at a two-day
leadership governance conference organised by Center for Leadership and Conflict Resolution Initiative, which took place at the CAN secretariat located in Jalingo, the state capital, also urged Christian leaders, as well as politicians, to always exhibit good qualities for their members and followers to emulate.
Citing results of previous elections, which according to him, indicated the absence of internal democracy by political parties, providing a level playground for all the political parties come next political dispensation, he said, would lead to free, fair and credible polls.
The cleric, who also urged politicians to desist from employing the services of thugs to achieve their political ambitions, said that the much needed growth can be achieved if they tread the right paths.
Also speaking, the state governor, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku, who spoke through the Champlain of the state government house, Rev. Sheka Bambur, urged the people of the state not to cease from throwing their weights behind his administration.
Doing that, he said, would enable his administration to tread extra legitimate miles to herald the much needed development to the nooks and crannies of the state.
On his part, the Convener of the event, Rev. Victor Falack identified lack of knowledge as a factor militating against loyalty and fellowship in the country.
While admonishing the people to cut off their loyalty if the purpose for fellowship is ungodly, one’s biggest loyalty, he said, should always be to God.
He warned pastors to stop deceiving their congregation by telling lies.
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