By Samuel Faleye, Akure
The Ondo State chapater of the Christian Association of Nigeria ( CAN) has kicked against call by some groups and individuals for the postponement of the governorship election slated for Saturday.
Chairman of CAN in the state, Rev. John Ayo Oladapo, who spoke with reporters in Akure, the state capital on Tuesday said he has not see any reason that should warrant any form of postponement.
The ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been calling for the postponement of the election in order to enable the party to resolve the legall issues over the party candidacy.
But Oladapo said, “I do not want to believe that an individual is more than an entire state. But justice must be done; what is right must be done. Let those in charge of the law interpret the law accordingly and let INEC do the needful.
“There should not be manipulation in any forms and there should plain ground for everybody and then there would be no need for reoccurrence of 1983 political crisis in the state,” he said.
” I pray it will not happen again because It will not do any of us good,” he said.
Oladapo added that the religious association was a major stakeholders in the affairs of the state but said it would not endorse any candidate for the election.
According to him, CAN is not a political organisation that will not anoint any candidate.
He urged Christians in the state to vote according to their conscience and convictions for a candidate that is straightforward with high integrity.
The state CAN chairman stated that those clerics in active politics must take caution and be guided so that they would not divide their congregation.