The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has denied instigating Christians to vote for only Christians in the 2019 general elections.

CAN’s national secretary, Musa Asake, in an interview with Premium Times on Wednesday, January 31, said the association could not have asked Christians to vote only Christians because “it was not the right way to go”.
“Where did they get that one? I don’t know which CAN they are referring to; but for us at the national body we have not said anything like that because it is not the right way to go,” Asake said.

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) on Tuesday, January 30, had accused CAN of instigating Christians against voting Muslim politicians especially the President Muhammadu Buhari.

The group said in a statement signed by group director, Ishaq Akintola, said that Nigeria had done enough harm to itself by failing to uphold the country above religion and ethnic sentiments and called on Christians as well as Muslims to vote according to their consciences.

“Nigeria should be the issue, not primordial sentiments like religion and ethnicity. It is to the glory of our gymnastic religiousity that we are clever devils today. In spite of the proliferation of churches and mosques on our streets, our paradoxical criminality has no equal under the sun,” the group said.