The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN ) has backed the decision of the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, to contest the 2019 presidential election.
The body also advised the governor not to be distracted by people who have nothing good to offer the country.
This was contained in a letter sent to Fayose and signed by the General Secretary of CAN, Rev. Dr. Musa Asake.
In the letter dated October 16, 2017 with reference number CAN/GS/IGMAILS/02/017, the Christian body noted that Fayose’s presidential declaration of September 28, 2017 in Abuja could only be done by somebody with uncommon boldness and courage, “given the harassment and intimidation that would surely follow.”
The letter stated, “Unarguably, you have done what many of our politicians, Christians in particular, do not have the courage to do.
“This is why I agree with you, hook line and sinker when, in your speech, you said inter alia, ‘You are all witnesses to my commitment to this party in this difficult period, where I have demonstrated uncommon courage that makes me stand out as capable of leading our country at this time.’”
CAN said Fayose was doing great as a leader and would move the country forward.
“In times like this, if honest and courageous leaders like you are not careful, this can bring discouragement.
“Be assured that the Lord who has led you in your leadership as the Executive Governor of Ekiti State at this time will never let you down.
“The leader that Nigeria really needs is the one that shuns the cosmetic approach because he knows it is superficial; and the “quick fix it” approach because he knows it is temporary.
“The country needs a leader who has the courage to face problems honestly, the wisdom to understand them, the strength to do something about them and the faith to trust God to do the rest,” the letter concluded.
Source: ( Punch Newspaper )