Gubernatorial Polls

Archbishop Lucius Ugorji of Nigeria's Owerri Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

In Easter Message, Nigerian Archbishop Cautions against Despondency after “botched” Polls

Apr 7, 2023

The President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has cautioned Nigerians against sinking into “despondency and depression” as a result of the “2023 botched general elections”. 

Ethnic Profiling in Nigeria’s Gubernatorial Poll among “unacceptable” Vices: Archbishop

Mar 23, 2023

The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Lagos Archdiocese has condemned “in very strong terms” vices in the recently held Gubernatorial elections.

Archbishop Lucius Ugorji during Holy Mass for the Canonical Erection of the new Diocese of Aguleri and the installation of the new Local Ordinary, Bishop Denis Chidi Isizoh. Credit: Nigeria Catholic Network

Archbishop Urges Nigeria’s Electoral Commission to “live above board, redeem reputation”

Mar 20, 2023

The President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has called on Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to seize the opportunity of the Gubernatorial polls to redeem its “damaged reputation.”

Credit: Nsukka Diocese

Nigeria’s National Peace Committee Warns of “voter suppression” in Gubernatorial Polls

Mar 17, 2023

Members of the  National Peace Committee (NPC) in Nigeria who include representatives of the Catholic Bishops in the West African nation have warned against voter suppression through “ethnic and religious labels” ahead of the Gubernatorial polls.

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Nigeria's Sokoto Diocese/ Credit: Sokoto Diocese/Facebook

Success of Anambra State Gubernatorial Polls Dependents on Absence of Fatalities: Bishop

Nov 4, 2021

The success of the planned gubernatorial elections in Nigeria’s Anambra State will be determined by the lack of casualties and violence during the exercise, a Catholic Bishop in the West African nation has said.