Bauchi State Chapter of the Youth wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria (YOWICAN) has lamented on the recent endorsement of the incumbent Governor of the state Mohammed Abubakar as their candidate in the 2019 governorship election.
The chairman of the association, Mr. Mako Gwamis, said this while addressing newsmen, stating that the purported adoption of Abubakar by CAN leadership during their Christmas homage to Government House was done without the collective consent, consultation and tacit approval of the entire Christians in the state.
Gwamis, who was flanked by his secretary Nenrot G. Duklah, added that the present administration has allegedly neglected Christians faithful in political appointments, sponsorship of pilgrimage to Jerusalem like they enjoyed during the past regimes in spite of their population that could justify the CAN’s endorsement of him.
“After all, what has the present administration done to Christian in Bauchi State in the past three and half year?
“You will agree with me that since the inception of this administration Christian in Bauchi State were neglected and not carried along in the scheme of things in the government of his Excellency Mohammed A. Abubakar despite the fact that there are reasonable percentage of Christian who are competent to occupy some of the position were not appropriate unlike the two previous administrations”, he said.
The CAN Chairman also said, “Hardly would you find a local Government area in Bauchi State that there is no quite number of Christian. You will agree with me that it is not rosy for Christians under this present administration”.
Gwamis told spiritual leaders that they are expected to sit on the fence not to be partisan, advising them that even if they would adopt a candidate, they should do that after wide consultation with them.