By Timothy Alamba
The President of the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN), Rev. Dr. Amos Mohzo has advised Nigerian Christians to use the coming general elections to correct past mistakes which he said have plunged the country into “tragedy”.
“We must be careful to hear God Clearly and emphatically, do what he desires of us as individual Christians, as well as a Church denomination, lest the tragedies that have befallen the Church in Nigeria in recent times continue,” said Mohzo the opening of the 102nd General council meeting of the Church on Monday in Jos.
According to the Church leader, the present administration in the country has failed to protect citizens, calling Christians to defend themselves against terror attacks. Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State who was represented by his Deputy, Prof. Sonni Tyoden at the the meeting also called Christians to actively participate in politics rather than standby and complain about bad governance.
The meeting which lasted till Friday saw the Church repeating its calls for members to fully participate in the coming elections in 2023.
According to a communique issued at the end of the meeting, COCIN members must ensure to vote “credible, competent, and visionary leaders” during the polls.
The communiqué which was signed by the COCIN President Rev. Dr. Mohzo and the General Secretary Rev. Assoc. Prof. Benjamin Pokol however called for prayers for the country.
In the 15 points communiqué, the Church announced the adoption of a theme for its next year’s devotions as “Seeking the Peace of the Land”.
The Church also announced plans to start academic activities at its private university, Karl Kumm University which was last summer suspended shortly after the federal government approved its establishment following conflicts with its host community.