Christian forum rejects reported Buhari endorsement

Muhammadu Buhari

APC’s Nigerian presidential candidate

from AUGUSTINE OSAYANDE in Abuja, Nigeria
Nigeria Bureau
ABUJA, (CAJ News) –
THE National Christian Elders Forum (NCEF) of has dissociated itself from the purported endorsement of Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of Nigeria’s main opposition party – All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming elections.

The Secretary of NCEF and delegate to 2014 national conference, Pastor Bosun Emmanuel, in a statement issued in Abuja on behalf of his chairman, Solomon Asemota advised Christians “to resist the temptation of putting personal interests above the interests of the Lord Jesus Christ, because such compromise has terrible eternal consequences.”

He described the group Northern Christian leaders, Eagle-Eye Forum, led by one Pastor Aminchi Habu, that endorsed the APC presidential candidate as “unaccredited and unrecognized.”

“It has come to the notice of the NCEF that an unaccredited group claiming Northern Christians Leaders, Eagle Eye-Forum, purportedly on Thursday, February 12, 2015, in Abuja, adopted the presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress in the forthcoming elections, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd).

“The National Christian Elders Forum wishes to state clearly that the only Northern Elders Forum accredited and recognized by the Christian Association of Nigeria is the Northern States Christian Elders Forum (NOSCEF).

“The Elders Forum hereby declares that neither CAN, NOSCEF nor the NCEF at any time supported or approved of the action of this unaccredited group. The National Christian Elders Forum wishes to admonish Christian leaders in Nigeria to resist the temptation of putting personal interests above the interests of the Lord Jesus Christ, because such compromise has terrible eternal consequences.

“The Elders Forum also advises politicians to put the interest of the nation first in all forms of electioneering campaign and desist from acts that could be interpreted to imply desperate manipulation of the electorate for political power.” the statement read.

The NCEF called on politicians to put the interest of the nation first in all forms of electioneering campaign and desist from acts that could be interpreted to imply desperate manipulation of the electorate for political power.

– CAJ News

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