Abuja, 27 August, 2022 / 5:00 pm (ACI Africa).
The Vicar General of the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos in Nigeria has urged Christians in the West African nation to “elect credible leaders” in the general elections scheduled for 2023.
Addressing journalists Thursday, August 25, Mons. John Aniagwu encouraged Christians to pray relentlessly for peace and security in Nigeria ahead of the polls.
“As Christians, let’s do our best to ensure that credible persons are elected into political offices in the country to ensure that the transformation desired by all is achieved,” Mons. Aniagwu said during the press conference to announce celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of St. Leo Parish of Abuja Archdiocese scheduled for September.
He said that “Christians must be part of the political arrangement and still remain Christians and not join the crowd when they are there,” and added, “If you want to change the situation of things you must get involved.”
“No Church can say support this person or not; the Church will only ask you to look at whether the person is willing to right the wrongs in all the sectors and look at how our lives can be better if elected,” Mons. Aniagwu further said.