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Christian Leaders Advises Nigerians to Vote for New Presidential Candidates
Christian Leaders Exclude Buhari, Atiku from Consultation Meeting
Nigerian christian leaders under the name of National Christian Elders Forum(NCEF) have advised Nigerians no to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar in the 2019 presidential elections.
The group accused the People’s Democratic Party(PDP) and the All Progressive Congress(APC) of being the brain behind the country’s poverty state.
It is in this highlight that the NCEF refuses to invite the presidential candiadtes of the PDP and the APC from a consultation meeting with presidential candidates.
According to a statement by the secretary of the NCEF, Bosun Emmanuel, the presidential candidates that will be invited for the meeting are those who have not been running for the office before as well others who do not belong to the PDP and the APC, The Punch reports.
“This meeting is as a result of the calls from concerned Nigerians that the NCEF should engage the new presidential candidates. By this notice, the NCEF is inviting new presidential candidates to a consultation meeting.
“By new presidential candidates, the NCEF refers to candidates who have not been running for the office before as well as those not on the platform of the PDP and the APC. The concern of the NCEF is that both parties mismanaged the economy and the society in the past 20 years.”
“Jointly, they devalued the Naira by over 1,600 per cent, while increasing the cost of fuel by 625 per cent. They permitted insecurity in the country and escalated religious and ethnic tensions all over the nation. The two parties looted the treasury empty and impoverished Nigerians,” the NCEF said.
The consultation meeting is scheduled for 12pm on Friday, November 30, at Onigbagbo House, Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Ikeja, Lagos
The prominent members of the NCEF include: Solomon Asemota, former minister of defence Gen Theophilus Danjuma, Joseph Otubu, Joshua Dogonyaro, Archbishop Magnus Atilade, Kate Okpareke, Ayo Abifarin, Zamani Lekwot, Moses Ihonde, Nat Okoro and Matthew Owojaiye among others.