Makurdi, 06 September, 2022 / 6:32 pm (ACI Africa).
Eligible voters in Nigeria’s 2023 elections need to consider voting for political leaders keen to bring about healing, unity, and prosperity among Nigerians “suffering poverty and insecurity”, a Catholic Archbishop in the country has said.
In his homily during the Abuja Provincial Eucharistic Congress held at Sesugh Maria Pilgrimage Centre on Sunday, September 4, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama underlined the role of the Eucharist in achieving healing and unity.
“As politicians jostle for our attention to elect them for 2023, those of us who are eligible voters must vote and only vote those politicians who are well intended and want power in order to heal, unite, and prosper not just a few Nigerians but the vast majority of Nigerians who are suffering poverty and insecurity,” said Archbishop Kaigama.
For too long and for selfish reasons, the Local Ordinary of Abuja Archdiocese added, “some politicians have manipulated their way into power by exploiting Nigerians’ tribal and religious differences.”
The Nigerian Archbishop went on to caution young people in the West African nation against the luring of politicians, saying, “Youths of this generation must not allow this to happen again by succumbing to material inducements by such unscrupulous politicians. Say, Never again!”