ABUJA (Sundiata Post) – The women wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria (WOWICAN), has held prayers for peace in Nigeria especially for the forthcoming general elections in the country.
The event, which took place at the weekend at the National Christian Centre, Abuja, had all denominations represented.
Speaking at the solemn gathering, the Chairman WOWICAN, Pastor (Mrs.) Victoria Onu, explained that the reason for their gathering was to get all the women under CAN belonging to the different denominations, and churches, “to cry unto the Lord to ask for his will to be done”.
According to Onu: “We are the women’s wing of CAN and we came together as women to pray as its a mandate given to us by God”.
She further stated that it was also a means to enlighten the women on their rights as Christians to make a political choice, adding that they should not be afraid since God is in control of the situation.
She was emphatic that the country is too important to God, and therefore, would not allow it to descend into irredeemable crisis.
“It has been surprising turnout for the prayers and political participation; sas people are scared of what might happen, and have been praying all over the country”.
Concerning the election postponement, Onu noted that “whatever happens, God has a hand in it for peace to reign in Nigeria”.
She said: “We have our meetings to continue to enlighten them, a lot of people did not know about WOWICAN the womens wing of CAN , and we will be having leadership summit programs soon to help them be more politically aware
Also speaking, the Secretary of the FCT WOWICAN, Mrs. Maureen Nwachuku called on the women and especially mothers to enlighten their children to guide them aright.
“As mothers we have been given the mandate to speak to our children to advice them not to be used as political thugs to perpetrate evil, we have also taking our campaigns to the streets and market to speak to the young ones on their rights and ills they shouldn’t engage in.
“We plan to continue further in this to make sure the Nigerian society is conducive for us mothers and children to live in, because at the end of the day when there is civil unrest we are the ones hurt the most”, Nwachukwu said.