The way the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) is pushing Christians to obtain their voters card to participate in the 2019 general election, one may begin to think they have a plan to float a political party or candidate.

Is there more to it or sheer patriotism? 

Again, after reports said the association may bar Christians without their Permanent Voters Card (PVC) from attending service, another top member of the association is emphasising the need for Christians to get their cards. 

In Lagos on Wednesday, the State Chapter of the association urged Christians to take the ongoing Continuous Voters Registration seriously so as to vote for candidates of their choices during 2019 elections.

The Chairman, Lagos State Chapter of CAN, Apostle Alexander Bamgbola, made the plea at a press conference to announce the forthcoming Inter-Denominational Divine Service (IDDS) at Hoares Memorial Methodist Church, Yaba.


Bamgbola urged all Christians who have attained the voting age to register and obtain their voters cards.

"This is to remind every true Christian of voting age, which is 18 years and above in the state of Lagos to please go and register and obtain his or her voting card.

"Registration has been extended.

"It is now mandatory for every Christian of voting age in Lagos to obtain a voters card.

"Be prepared to vote in the next 2019 general elections for candidates of your choice," he said. 

Not much was revealed, but the association at every opportunity emphasises the need for Christians to obtain their voters cards.

Whether there is a plan in the offing, Nigerians will soon know.

Also Read: CAN May Bar Members Without PVC From Attending Church Services 

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that theme of the 2018 IDDS is entitled: “Humility in Service”.

It will hold on February 17 at the Shepherd Hill Baptist Church, Obanikoro, Lagos.

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