A non-denominational Christian body, Christian Transformation Network has thrown its weight behind the candidacy of Mr Peter Obi of the Labour Party while also urging more Nigerians to vote for him in the 2023 elections
The body made the open declaration at an event tagged, Good Governance, Strategy, and Synergy held recently at Ojodu Berger area of Lagos.
The meeting attracted members from across Lagos as well as neighbouring Ogun State.
The Convener, Dr. David Aboderin said, “Nigeria today is in serious crises that have been sustained over the years. It is now clear beyond any reasonable doubt that the crisis will degenerate into a calamitous catastrophe if nothing is done as soon as possible to push it back.
“It is the care, concern, and commitment to finding a lasting solution to this malady that has necessitated the establishment of this platform, CTN. This is an innovative idea of combining the prophetic with the strategic, and the spiritual with the social as a way of creating permanent, effective, and impactful remedies to the challenges facing the world today starting from Nigeria. May God again arise”, he declared.
Aboderin said it had become necessary for all relevant stakeholders both Christians and all alike, to cause and create a progressive and positive humanity.
“We are committed to being the salt of the earth and the light of the world starting from our immediate environment and expanding through the nation to the continent and to the outer ends of the World as exemplified by Christ.
“We have resolved to influence and impact all aspects of our communal life by facilitating economic productivity, prosperity and progress”. he said.
While noting that large-scale complacency on the part of the public is the reason for the present rot in the country, he said, “the time has come for us to stand strong to rescue, recover and reposition whatever is now left of our battered and beleaguered country.”
Why the Network
The network according to Aboderin was set up to unite the Body of Christ and provide a template that would enable it to contribute effectively towards the development of a better country and the global community at large.
Aboderin called for immediate action, to engage in raising and enthroning righteous leaders in every area of governance at all levels that would guarantee an egalitarian society.
He said, “Let us mobilize and put together every available resource to promote and protect the ideals of New Nigeria and New Nigerians for a better and greater society”, he declared.
The support for Peter Obi according to him was based on an outcome of a critical analysis and clinical study of all the presidential candidates.
Structure of the Network
He said, “With the present structure and strength of CTN in every state, local government and constituency across the country, CTN has the capacity and capability to influence the election of quality leaders for the next government administration in Nigeria”, he added.
Aboderin admonished CTN members across the state and constituency in Nigeria to determine and support candidates from any political party with political value based on their capacity, competence and vision.
In his remark, the candidate for house of representative in Ikeja federal constituency under the banner of Labour Party, Hon. Mutiu Kunle Okunola (MKO), while promising it’s going to be a new dawn in Ikeja Federal Constituency when elected, encouraged Nigerian electorates not to leave any stone unturned at the poll to elect credible and resourceful leaders into the government.
“We cannot continue with this situation, where we have no leadership direction and destination for our country’s progress, development, and future advancement. This is the right time and opportunity to make the change we want”, he declared.
Party stalwarts and other speakers at the meeting included the deputy Convener, Dr. Godwin Solomon Nwachukwu, Primate Henry Amike, Hon. King Okuneye, Lagos State Coordinator of Big Tent, Chief Victor Adeniyi, National Secretary, CTN, Pastor Rehoboth Agbede, Mrs. Adedoyin Sonuga, Dr. David Odi, Lagos State C&S Unification Chairman, Apostle Segun Adio, Rev. Femi Paul among others.