The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has told politicians and church leaders in the country to act responsibly as they work towards the 2023 general election.

CAN warned that church leaders must watch their statements and realize that there is life after the election.

The organization said that it is thankful to Almighty God that Nigeria survived the year 2022.

In a New Year’s message to Nigerians, especially Christians, signed by its president, Archbishop Daniel C. Okoh, CAN noted that there had been excessive attempts by criminal elements to claim the lives and freedom of Nigerians.

The Christian body also pointed out that the constant decline of the national economy was another issue that generated so much tension in the country.

The leading Christian organization said it thanks God for holding the citizens by the hand and accompanying them through the dangers and threats of the year 2022.

“The outgoing year 2022 was too much as a result of the seemingly constant climate of fear and uncertainty not only in Nigeria,” the statement said.

CAN reminded Nigerians that 2023 presents them with a golden opportunity to make things right by electing leaders with focus and compassion who will lead the country to greatness.

Okoh called on the country’s security agencies to continue their efforts to ensure the country’s security and pleaded with them to support holding a peaceful general election in 2023.

“Our politicians should realize that we have no other country than Nigeria. Consequently, this reality should inspire them to be more responsible in making politics with the best interest of the masses at heart.

“In the same vein, religious leaders need to know that there is life after the 2023 general election,” he added.