Religion should not be a deciding factor in choosing Buhari’s successor – Borno CAN

The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Borno State Chapter, Bishop Mohammed Naga has said that religion should not be the determining factor in choosing President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor.

Naga spoke at a peacebuilding symposium organized by the Kaltum Peace Foundation on the theme: “Political Violence: Looking for Innovative (Non-Kinetic) Approaches to Bringing Peace to the North -eastern Nigeria”, in Maiduguri.

Naga said, “With the current problems plaguing the country, we are looking for a man to get us out of trouble. I told my people that when our churches were burnt down, a Muslim rebuilt eight churches for us. Where were the Christians?

“We face different problems. In the northeast we have Boko Haram, in the northwest and north-central they have bandit and farmer/herder challenges, in the southeast they are facing the IPOB problem. So, we need someone to end this mess we’ve gotten ourselves into.

“It’s not about religion; it is about the future of our young people. We have over 200 million people, and 65% are young people. So it should go beyond religion.

“We religious should not allow ourselves to be used by politicians. Don’t let them divide us; let us return to God for divine intervention for the country.

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