The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria, (CAN), has cautioned the political parties in the country against heating up the polity with either Christian/Christian ticket or Muslim/Muslim presidential ticket come 2023 general election.
The caution was made yesterday by the CAN’s President, Rev Dr. Samson Ayokunle in a parley of the Association’s leadership with the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege in his office at the National Assembly complex.
Speaking further, Dr. Ayokunle expressed dissatisfaction and disappointment with the menace of the economic downturn and its consequences on the polity and called for an enabling environment to cushion the effects on the people.
The CAN President who commended the Federal Government on the management of the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic also warned against forcing the people to take the Covid-19 vaccine.
In his response, Deputy Senate President, Omo-Agege appreciated CAN for the visit and called for more of such interaction with a view to bridging the gap between the National Assembly and the association.
He also appreciated the interest and the support of the Association in the efforts of the government to promote peace and unity and in its war against the pandemic.
He tasked the Church leadership to encourage people to take the vaccine to reduce the menace if the government should not force it on them.