CAN declares three-day prayer over ‘threat to democracy’

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has declared a three-day prayer over what it described as a threat to democracy in the country.

Daramola Bade, acting general secretary of the association, disclosed this in a statement.

He said the decision was informed by the “recent political drama unfolding in our nation”.

The statement directed churches nationwide to mobilise their members for the prayer from August 27- August 29 to “seek God’s face” concerning the social and political state of the nation and for the peaceful conduct of 2019 elections.

“Following the recent political drama unfolding in our nation that is becoming really embarrassing and constituting big threats to our nascent democracy, the leadership of the CAN has called for a three-day prayer to be observed in all churches in Nigeria for divine protection for our nation and democracy,” the statement read.

“In view of the above, we request all bloc Chairmen, Zonal Chairmen, States’ Chairmen, local and all church leaders to mobilize our members nationwide for three days of prayer from August 27 -29 to seek the face of God concerning the social and political state of our nation and for peaceful conduct of 2019 election.”

CAN also asked the churches to pray for divine direction for the political leaders and for the release of Boko Haram captives, including Leah Sharibu and the remaining Chibok girls.