The Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, has expressed total satisfaction about the activities of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, especially on social ills like corruption, impunity, greed, nepotism and other social ills that have earned Nigeria a bad name within and outside the country.
Oba Gbadebo noted that what the CAN was doing to eradicate corruption in all facets of life should be sustained within and outside the church because the social disease had reached an endemic stage among virtually all classes, adding that the CAN was in a best position to stem it.
The Alake said he was very impressed that the CAN had always been vocal in criticizing social irresponsibility of some politicians adding that their ongoing sensitization of the public in choosing the honest and public spirited people to lead them.
The Alake who was reacting to the briefing by the leadership of Ogun State CAN who had come to inform him on their sensitization of members on the need to collect their Permanent Voters Cards, described the excises as one of the best things to happen to Nigerian electorates.
The Alake however urged the CAN not to limit their sensitization on collection of Permanent Voters Cards to the Christians but to extend same to all faiths and people of Nigeria.
Oba Adedotun Gbadebo recalled that he had been sensitizing people on their social responsibilities in such areas as census and lately, on collection of Permanent Voters Cards to enable them choose those that would be just and fair in their mandate.
The Egba Monarch prayed that this current CAN project would be a grand success, adding that they must carry the message to the nooks and crannies of Ogun State.
The Alake also strongly appealed to the INEC Officials in Abeokuta and elsewhere in Ogun State to note the complaints reaching his Palace from the indigenes and residents from the Egba Local Government and Council Development Areas, showed that they were being frustrated because most of them could not find their PVCs in spite of their repeated calls.
Speaking earlier, the Ogun State Chairman of CAN, Bishop Tunde Akin-Akinsanya, told the Alake that the Association had come for his royal blessing before embarking on a state wide sensitization of their members and Ogun citizens on the urgent need to collect and make judicious use of their voters cards.
Bishop Akin-Akinsanya pointed out that many Christians had been largely indifferent to political activities because they were not enlightened and sensitized on voting for the honest and compassionate leaders.
He added that the CAN, was not out to attack any individuals or groups but rather to ensure that they know and exercise their rights sensibly and judiciously.
Other Leaders and Members of the Christian Association of Nigeria that played courtesy visit the Alake included CAN Secretary-Reverend Stephen Adeyemi, CCN-Bishop Babatunde Gbogboade, ECWA/TEKAN-Reverend (Dr.) Elijah Ogundiya, KPFN-Rev. K. B. Onakoya and CSN, Reverend -Most Reverend Peter Odetoyinbo.
Egba Obas and High Chiefs present were, Olu Okeodo Ilupeju-Oba Muftau Akindele, Ogboye Egba- Chief S O Akinremi, Daranijo- Chief Lawrence Bankole, Bantun Egba- Chief Kehinde Sofenwa and Aare Baaroyin Olootu Layi Labode.
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