The Lagos State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has called for the prosecution of former President Goodluck Jonathan for alleged corruption.
The Chairman of Lagos CAN, Apostle Alexander Bamgbola, who made the call in Lagos on Saturday while fielding questions from journalists on the sideline of an interdenominational service, commended the ongoing war against corruption in the country, even as he warned that nobody should be spared.
Responding to a question about the stance of a section of Nigerians for the prosecution of Jonathan, he said, “What is wrong with it? A former President of Peru (Alberto Fujimori) was jailed. Also, a popular prime minister of Israel (Ehud Olmert) was jailed. If a nation puts you in a position of trust and you betray that trust, you should go to jail no matter who you are. I have no sympathy for anybody. Just make sure you get it right, and we get the facts right as well”.
Apostle Bamgbola decried the corruption in the country, urging the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to go after the looters and “put them where they belong, so that we may have peace in this nation”.
The guest speaker, Prof. Joseph Otubu, who spoke on the topic, ‘Great Faith, the Antidote to Helplessness’, urged the congregation to have faith in God and shun corrupt acts.
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, who was represented by the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Mrs. Lola Akande at the event, appealed to CAN to support the programmes of the state government.
While quoting from 1 Corinthians 13:13, Mrs. Akande tasked members of the Christian body on the need to embrace love and unity.
The Senator representing Lagos-East Senatorial District, Gbenga Ashafa, commended CAN for being consistent in organising the annual service, saying it would help people in the country to have faith and the fear of God.
He also assured Nigerians that the Senate would not cover up any shortcomings in the 2016 budget.
“The presidency will re-present the budget. I appeal to Nigerians to be patient as everything will be to the benefit of the country”, Senator Ashafa said.