CAN, NOA collaborate on Peace Building Campaigns in Anambra state

By Tochukwu Ifejika, Awka

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The Anambra State Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has called on all aggrieved candidates of the 2023 presidential Election to use peaceful processes in seeking redress through the court of law.

President of the association, Venerable Joseph Nweke, made the call while playing host to the State Director, National Orientation Agency (NOA), Awka, Sir Joseph Uchendu, who paid him a courtesy call in his office in Onitsha, Onitsha North Local Government Area.

He said that aggrieved candidates could further seek redress in the Supreme Court of Nigeria, if they are not satisfied with the verdict of the various Election Tribunals rather than taking laws into their hands.

The CAN President, who recalled that the Association was not comfortable with the outcome of the Presidential Election when announced by INEC, said that the Leadership of the Association in the country did not waste time in coming up with a statement warning the people to remain calm and go about their normal businesses while the aggrieved candidates should seek redress in the competent law courts for the sake of peace in the country.

“The Association is ready to join forces with NOA on its nationwide programme on Peace Building and Stabilization Advocacy to reorient the people on the best way to lead a civilized life devoid of all forms of crime,” he maintained.

Speaking earlier, the NOA State Director, Sir Uchendu, said he came to solicit the blessings of the Association so that his administration will be guided by divine providence as he pilots the affairs of the Agency in the State.

“Peace, as a virtue should be ringing bell in the hearts of every Nigerian in the task of Nation building devoid of all forms of violence,” he stated.

He charged the people to toe the path of resolving all forms of conflict amongst them using peaceful processes and work towards buying into the ongoing programme of the Agency on Peace Building and Stabilization Advocacy, adding that Nigeria cannot develop in an environment bedeviled with violence.

He pleaded with the Association to use its wide range of information network in the State to assist NOA in communicating the messages of the event to the greater percentage of Anambra people.

The Anambra state NOA Deputy Director, Planning Research and Strategy, Comrade Felix Agbu, described the event as an eye opener as it has given them a sense of direction in the course of carrying out their functions  in the State for sustainability of peace.


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