Why Gov Okorocha was not at CAN debate

By Ifeoma Ofurum and Victor Igwe

President of the Imo State branch of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Bishop Stafford Nwaogu, has cleared the air on Gov. Rochas Okorocha’s absence at the political debate held by CAN at the Cathedral Church of All Saints, Egbu recently.

Bishop Nwaogu, who is the General Overseer of Praise Centre Church Int’l, told newsmen that one of the governor’s aides had called him before the debate to inform him that governor was away in Lagos for an official meeting.

According to him, the information had come so late that he could not postpone the programme.

He, however, expressed satisfaction at the candidate’s are prepared to move Imo State forward.

What CAN expects, he said, is order and decency in conduct on the part of the candidates and hoped that they would imbibe th culturee the team spirit and see election not as a do-or-die affair.

The CAN boss advocated a situation where losers in the election work harmoniously with the winner.

The debate, he said, was for the candidates to present their manifestos to the electorate, 98 percent of whom are Christians.

He added that it offered them room to show how d e cent and God-fearing they are.



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