The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) yesterday said the victory of Republican candidate, Mr. Donald J. Trump in the United States presidential election, was God’s design for Trump to fight against the US downward slide and immorality.
CAN President, Rev Samson Ayokunle, stated this at the 29th General Assembly of the Christian Council of Nigeria (CCN) yesterday at the First Baptist Church, Garki, Abuja.
He charged Americans to watch very closely as the new administration “would not tolerate the issue of immorality in the country. It is about what God laid on Americans to do. What we can do is to pray for him. “God has now positioned him to fight the downward slide in the American society, about morality; the nation that was once known as God’s own country is fastly becoming Sodom and Gomorrah. All the ethical values that the nation was built upon, when the fathers were building the nation, the children are tearing apart.
“There is an extent to which a nation will emphasise circular and individual liberty to the neglect of God’s absolute reign to the affairs of men,” Ayokunle observed.
On Boko Haram, the CAN president tasked Nigerians to be on guard at all times as Boko Haram has not been fully defeated following the recent killing of Lt. Col. Abu Ali, a top army officer.
According to CAN president, “it is not over yet until it is over; the fact that a top army officer was killed is a signal to the fact that we have not defeated them.
“It was also an attestation to the commitment of the Federal Government to fight this demon called Boko Haram. So everybody should be more committed so that the souls of those who died might not be in vain.’’
Speaking on corruption, he stressed that “corruption appears to be endemic in the Nigerian society and it has caused to the fabric of our national lives; there is hardly any sector that can be exempted.