The 2023 presidential and gubernatorial elections in Nigeria were marred by various irregularities including violence, vote buying, and intimidation of voters, the Executive Secretary of Caritas Nigeria has said.
The situation of the West African nation of Nigeria where terrorism, banditry, corruption, and negative ethnicity are among the challenges affecting the people of God is redeemable, and the challenges can be surmounted, a Catholic Archbishop in the country has said.
Representatives of Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Adamawa state are calling on the officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the West African nation to foster “openness, transparency and fairness” in their working in view of strengthening the confidence of the electorate in them.
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.
John Cardinal Onaiyekan has described the Presidential poll in the West African nation as “a tragically questionable election”, and clarified the viral social media post that has him ask Nigerians to accept the results of the now disputed February 25 election.
A Wednesday, March 1 post-election attack on villages in Nigeria’s Benue State left more than 30 murdered victims and forced the military to evacuate the staff at the Justice and Peace Commission (JPC) of the Catholic Diocese of Makurdi, according to latest reports from the ground.
Nigerians have been urged to seek divine intervention in “fervent prayer for credible and violence-free elections”.
The electorate in the West African nation of Nigeria have been urged to elect political candidates who manifest hearts for “the weak and the vulnerable.
Catholic Bishops in Lagos Ecclesiastical Province are calling on Nigeria’s to turn up in their numbers during the February 25 general elections, saying the polls are an opportunity for Nigerians to turn a new leaf.
Catholic Bishops in Nigeria’s Ibadan Ecclesiastical Province are urging the government to strengthen security measures so as to protect the life and properties of Nigerians.
Next month’s general elections in Nigeria offer the electorate “a long-awaited opportunity” to have a new crop of democratically elected leaders, Catholic Bishops in Nigeria’s Ibadan Ecclesiastical Province have said.
The Catholic charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has cautioned that violence in Nigeria’s Anambra and Imo States, accompanied with a military crackdown in the region, may increase as the country heads to the general elections slated for 25 February 2023.
Nigeria is in need of leaders capable of managing “very well” the cultural and religious diversity of citizens, the Catholic Archbishop of the country’s Kaduna Archdiocese has said.
Members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) are urging the electorate in the West African nation to look out for the political candidates’ credibility and integrity track record when casting their votes during the general elections scheduled for 25 February 2023.
An official of the Nigeria Catholic Diocesan Priests' Association (NCDPA) has called upon Christians in the West African nation to “vote for a sincere, committed, and dedicated leader” in the general elections scheduled for February 2023.
The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto in Nigeria has cautioned politicians against luring the electorate ahead of the country’s February 2023 general elections, saying political candidates “must not exploit weaknesses of our people”.
The Archbishop of Abuja in Nigeria has cautioned the electorate in the West African nation against mediocrity during the 2023 general elections, and advocated for “merit”.
Members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) and those of the Nigeria Catholic Diocesan Priests Association (NCDPA) have jointly expressed their commitment to creating as much political awareness as possible at the grassroots level to encourage full participation of the electorate in the country’s elections slated for 25 February 2023.
Religious leaders in Kenya have urged the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to conduct Kenya’s August 9 general elections in a manner that does not trigger doubts about their credibility.
Christian leaders in Nigeria have called on the people of God in the West African country to evaluate political candidates in the 2023 general elections so that politicians associated with “any cult”, corruption and any violent religious groups are not elected.