Lagos, 15 February, 2022 / 3:06 pm (ACI Africa).
Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Lagos State under the auspices of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) are encouraging eligible voters to register massively for general elections scheduled for 2023.
“Our local government area officials are in the field to sensitize people on the need to update their voter cards in order to participate in the elections that would give the country better leaders come 2023,” the Chairman of CAN, Lagos State, has been quoted as saying in a Tuesday, February 15 news report.
Bishop Stephen Adegbite who was speaking on the sidelines of the media parley to announce the 2022 Inter-Denominational Divine Service says, “At the moment, the project is mobilization for voter registration.”
The official of the Christian entity that includes representatives of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) further says that “voter education and mobilization were essential to deepen democratic culture in the polity,” and adds that such education “would foster peace, harmony and economic growth of the nation.”
In the February 15 report, the CAN Chairman in Lagos State decries the rate of economic hardship in the country, its attendant insecurity and despondency saying the “era of imposition of incompetent rulers on the people was over.”