Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Bauchi State chapter, Reverend (Dr) Abraham Dimieus has said as the 2023 polls beckon, Christians should watch out for traits of leaders that are God-fearing, especially candidates that have respect for the rule of law, justice, fairness for all including respect for religious and ethnic diversity.
Dimieus asked Christians to watch out for these virtues at the 6th CAN Carol Service of Nine Lessons with the theme: “O Come Let Us Worship The King (Matthew 2:2) held at ECWA GoodNews Church, Bauchi.
He said the year 2023 will be unique because it is a year of elections, which will be characterized by so many uncertainties, tasking the church in Bauchi to apply wisdom to come out of the elections, strong and victorious.
He reiterated that CAN as a body had no political party that it is backing both at the federal, state and local government councils but that Christians must choose leaders that fear God, are honest and trustworthy, including loving Nigeria above self.
He said such a leader must also be healthy and mentally sound and must be a patriotic Nigerian to the core.
The CAN Chairman seized the forum to commend the Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed over what he described as his exemplary leadership and promotion of peaceful coexistence in the state.
“The relationship between the Christian community in Bauchi State and the government of Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed is awesome.
“The Christian community in the state has never had it so good as it is under the present administration, I say this because the church is at peace with the administration, “the CAN chairman stated.
Dimieus also admonished all Christian political appointees serving in the administration to represent the Christian community well by shunning acts that will bring the name of Jesus Christ to disrepute.