“Do not just obtain your voters card, but be prepared to participate in the voting process,” CAN officials in Oyo State say, and add, “Do not sell your vote for any reason because the same condition that make you trade or sell off your vote will continue; if you vote for the wrong person at that time your cry, regret and hardship, will continue for another tenure.”
They further remind the people of God in the West African country about their democratic role in electing a democratic government.
The Christian leaders say, “In a democratic governance, the power of who to elect is bestowed on the people; the choice to either sell off their vote or trade it for food stuff, transportation, or clearance of temporary Bill is dependent on the individual.”
Earlier this month, representatives of Christian leaders in Nigeria decried insecurity in the country and said that it is “the biggest threat to 2023 elections.”
“The government appears to be struggling to nip the ugly situation in the bud, their present effort is far from being enough,” CAN Chairman, Rev. Samson Ayokunle was quoted as saying in the March 5 report.
Rev. Ayokunle added, “We have been struggling with this situation now for the past thirteen years, yet, we are still where we are!”
The CAN official called upon the country’s federal government and security agencies “to wake up to the security challenges in the country where terrorists, bandits and kidnappers are operating with impunity and nowhere is safe and secure again.”
Silas Mwale Isenjia is a Kenyan journalist with a great zeal and interest for Catholic Church related communication. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistics, Media and Communication from Moi University in Kenya. Silas has vast experience in the Media production industry. He currently works as a Journalist for ACI Africa.
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