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2023 election: TY Danjuma, Christian elders endorse Peter Obi

Ahead of the 2023 election, the National Christian Elders Forum (NCEF) on Tuesday endorsed the presidential flag-bearer of the Labour Party, Peter Obi.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the Christian elders’ forum is piloted by a former Minister of Defence-General Theophilus Danjuma.

The Christian elders officially disclosed their support for Obi in a statement signed by its Secretary, Pastor Bosun Emmanuel.

Members of the NECF included Dr. Saleh Hussaini, Vice Chairman (North), Elder Shyngle Wigwe, Vice Chairman (South), Mrs. Osaretin Demuren, Prof. Joseph Otubu, Dr. Kate Okpareke, Dr. Ayo Abifarin, Gen. Zamani Lekwot (retd), Justice James Ogebe (retd), and Elder Moses Ihonde.

The statement partly reads: “In view of the need to ensure that democracy survives in Nigeria and the culture of corruption, incompetency, lawlessness, and impunity, which assailed the country in the past 24 years is eradicated, NCEF encourages Nigerians to think new.

“Nigeria requires new leaders, new methods, new policies, and new political parties. In view of the above for equity, justice, inclusiveness, and unity to produce the preferred future for Nigerians.

“The National Christian Elders Forum is endorsing Mr. Peter Obi of the Labour Party as the Presidential candidate to be voted for.

“NCEF encourages all Nigerians of voting age to exercise their civic duty and ensure that they vote for capacity, competency, integrity, and good health. Nigerians, think new!”

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