Lagos cleric to CAN: You can’t tell Nigerians who to vote
By Lawrence Enyoghasu
Spiritual Head of Faith Revivalist Christian Church, Olusoagutan A. B. Taiwo has said the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) cannot tell Nigerians who to vote for in the 2023 general election, adding that Nigerians should vote their conscience.
Former Ogun State former Commissioner of Finance, Samuel Durojaiye, also expressed similar views. They spoke at the 60th anniversary of Faith Revivalist Christian Church, which was held in Lagos State. Durojaiye, who was head of the anniversary planning committee, said that the church can do little in persuading the people on who to vote.
He noted: “Most people say politicians are liars but are the people ready to hear the truth? Awolowo said he was going to probe the military. For that, he was marked by marksmen. Everybody come to tell the people what they want. It is in the church too. Most people want to go to church that accept them rather than a church that preaches repentance. The same thing the politicians do; they know that the people want money and the moment they provide the money they have bought the post,” he stated.
Pastor Taiwo said the people should be allowed to make their choice without biases. “We are part of CAN but we don’t totally follow them. CAN has said it does not endorse same faith ticket but we pray that the best person to win. We tell our people to vote for a person of their choice,” he said.