CAN, Christian Eldersforum commendJonathan,congratulate Buhari

CAN, Christian Elders
forum commend
congratulate Buhari

The Christian Association of Nigeria
(CAN) and National Christian Elders
Forum (NCEF), on Wednesday,
congratulated the president-elect
and presidential candidate of All
Progressives Congress (APC),
General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd),
on his election.

The two religious organisations, in
their separate congratulatory
messages, e-mailed to journalists in
Abuja, also commended President
Goodluck Jonathan for displaying
quality Christian and democratic
character and concession of defeat
at the elections.

The president of CAN and founder
of Warri-based Word of Life Bible
Church, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, in
his message to Buhari, also saluted
Nigerians for a peaceful election
and called for “harmony between
Christians and Muslims in their
quest for a prosperous Nigeria.”

While praying for a prosperous
future for Nigeria, Oritsejafor also
praised President Goodluck
Jonathan for exhibiting good
sportsmanship in conceding defeat
to Buhari.

The secretary of NCEF, Pastor Bosun
Emmanuel, in his congratulatory
message said, “Despite the
enormous tension and
apprehension that preceded the
election, Nigerians have
demonstrated political maturity that
elections can be won and lost
without recourse to violence or

While congratulating Buhari for his
victory at the elections, NCEF
wished him a successful tenure in
office and “joined all Nigerians and
indeed, the entire world to
commend his act of statesmanship,
quality Christian and democratic
character by his peaceful
concession of defeat.”
Emmanuel said, “It is encouraging
to observe that Nigeria is maturing
democratically. Today, we celebrate
a sitting president, who after
conceding defeat at the polls can
say, “I promised the country free
and fair elections.
I have kept my word.” Mr. President,
we are proud of you.”


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