The immediate past President of Youths wing of Christians association of Nigeria (YOWICAN) Engr Daniel David Kadzai emerged the president of coalition of Christian groups for good governance (CCGG).
The meeting was presided over by the unanimously elected BOT Chairman Prof. Adeniyi Ojutiku and had the attendance of other BOT members.
The members comprises of the National officers, Zonal Coordinators, Women Affairs Coordinator, Students Affairs Coordinator, the Diaspora Affairs Coordinator, and representatives of CCGG collaboration partners: NACCYON, PVC, Arewa Christians and Indigenous Pastors Association (ACIPA), Christian Youth Integrity Group, YOWICAN, National Christian Youth Assembly, Nigeria Faith-Based Organization, USA Association of Nigeria Northern Christian Traditional Ruler etc.
Prof Ojutiku said:
“On this day 9th Oct 2018, Coalition of Christian Groups for Good Governance (CCGG) elected New Executives. Engr Daniel David Kadzai was elected as the President. Elder Bola Alawode,National Secretary. Rev Mathew Yunanah, Treasurer and the National Publicity Secretary Amb. Perry Ndubusir respectively.”
The organization on an extraordinary meeting held on Wednesday 9th if October at the Georgetown Hotel, Ogunnaike street, GRA,Ikeja, Lagos issued a communique to have reviewed the State of the nation and the Presidential candidates that emerged from different political parties, with the view to forming strategic partnerships that will engender good governance in Nigeria.
The communiqué letter which was signed its organization’s National Secretary, Mr Bola Alawode reiterated in it’s eleven points agenda.
“After exhaustive deliberations, we the Coalition of Christian Groups for Good-Governance (in Nigeria and the Diaspora) hereby resolved to mobilize all Christian human and material resources, deployable both within and outside the country, to ensure that the next president (come 2019) is someone who can meet up with our minimum ideals, that we believe will guarantee good governance in Nigeria.” Communique reads
The Communiqué continue to read that
“Our Eleven-point Attributes of an Ideal President for Good Governance is in the public domain, as it has been given wide coverage in the print and electronic media.
“In the light of the above, we used today’s meeting to reinvigorate our strategy for mobilization (affiliation and expansion) and establish functional structures at States and Local Governments levels
“We ratified a proposal to organize an All-Christian Groups Summit (ACGS) in each of the six geographical zones, within the next three months.
“In line with our eleven-point ideals for the next President we agreed to set in motion the Federal High Court of Nigeria’s grant of Nigeria’s Diaspora plea, to exercise their Constitutional Right of National Franchise (to vote and be voted for) without leaving their foreign countries of abode.
“Our Coalition of Christian Groups for Good Governance wishes to call on all Political Parties and Campaign Spokespersons to disengage from libelous acts of character assassination against opponents.
“We call on all Political Watchdog Groups to be keenly alert to fact-check claims and counter claims of each Political Party and award appropriate Pinocchio (lying) scores to campaign statements.
“Nigerians are solely interested in Political candidate’s ability and capacity. Their plan on ensuring the sanctity of life, providing safety and security to life and properties, providing mass employment to all (especially our teeming youths), advancing improved healthcare, ensuring affordable quality education, engendering inclusivity and other laudable policies.
“We use this medium to call all managers of our security outfits to learn from what some of their predecessors suffered at the change of government in 2015 for their partisanship when they ought to have been more professional in the discharge of their duties. While politicians have devised an uncanny way to recover their losses by decamping from one political party to the other in other to maintain their relevance in politics, partisan security chiefs were shamefully retired or dismissed.
“We also call on all prospective voters to appreciate the value of their votes. The only way politicians can respect the electorate is when they are denied a return to office when they have failed to deliver on their promises. We did it in 2015, we can earn more respect from politicians if we do it again. And if another President fails to deliver, we will change him in 2023.
“We cannot but implore our youths to be ambassadors of good governance by shunning all entreaties to engage in political thuggery and refrain from committing a crime against the nation.
“We note with displeasure the aspersions bring cast against some of our Christian leaders who have received some Political aspirants. The purpose of such visit is to enable useful discussions on how such aspirants hope to promote Religious Freedom and Human Rights and to avail the Christian leaders the opportunity to conduct proper vetting of aspirants’ candidacy.
“The Coalition of Christian Groups for Good Governance (in Nigeria and Diaspora) will hold all politicians, regardless of their Party affiliations, to their Campaign promises while keeping a rolling score of accountability for each one of them.
“By the grace of God, we will remain irrevocably committed to the enthronement of good governance in Nigeria.”
Ojutiku emphasized that the group is not to promote the ideals of a particular aspirant, party or agenda of certain individuals in politics but to make sure good governance is enshrined in the political system in the country.