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2023 General Elections in Nigeria

Archbishop Matthew Man-Oso Ndagoso of Kaduna Archdiocese in Nigeria. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Nigeria Needs Leaders Who Can Manage Cultural, Religious Diversity “very well”: Archbishop

Nov 25, 2022

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. 

Some members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) at the National Pastoral Congress in the Archdiocese of Benin City, Credit: CBCN

Nigeria’s Catholic Bishops Urge Electorate to Examine Credibility, Integrity of Candidates

Nov 11, 2022

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.

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“Vote for a sincere, committed, dedicated leader”: Catholic Priest in Nigeria to Christian

Oct 27, 2022

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.

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Catholic Peace Entity Fears for Military Crackdown in Nigerian States ahead of Elections

Oct 25, 2022

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.

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah oversees the signing of the peace accord by candidates at the Abuja International Conference Center. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Nigerian Catholic Bishop Cautions Politicians against Exploiting People’s “weaknesses”

Oct 1, 2022

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”.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama after the opening Mass of the 3rd Abuja Catholic Archdiocesan General Assembly at Our Lady Queen of Nigeria Pro-Cathedral. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese

Let’s Foster “merit over mediocrity” in Nigeria’s 2023 Elections: Catholic Archbishop

Sep 23, 2022

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). Credit: CBCN

Catholic Bishops, Priests in Nigeria Commit to Creating Awareness ahead of 2023 Elections

Sep 18, 2022

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.

Faith based leaders in Kenya during the joint prayer meeting with the IEBC on Wednesday, August 3. Credit: Courtesy Photo.

Conduct Credible Elections, “seal any loopholes”: Kenya’s Faith Leaders to Electoral Body

Aug 4, 2022

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.

Members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) with President Muhammadu Buhari. Credit: Presidency of Nigeria

Don’t Elect Candidates Associated with Cult, Corruption: Christian Leaders in Nigeria

Jul 21, 2022

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.

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Nigerians “cannot afford to be indifferent” in 2023 Election Process: Church Officials

Jun 23, 2022

There is need for Nigerians to actively participate in the processes leading to the 2023 general elections in their country, officials at the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN) have said. 

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Christian Leaders in Nigeria Announce Three-day Prayer for Peaceful Elections in 2023

May 7, 2022

Christian leaders in Nigeria have announced three days of national prayer dedicating the West African nation to peace ahead of the country’s 2023 general elections.

Members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) with President Muhammadu Buhari. Credit: Presidency of Nigeria

No 2023 Elections in Nigeria “if insecurity persists unabated”: Christian Leaders

Apr 16, 2022

Representatives of Christian leaders in Nigeria have expressed concern about persistent insecurity in the West African nation saying the 2023 general elections might not take place.

Some voter’s cards for the General Elections in Nigeria scheduled for 2023. Credit: Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)/Facebook

Christian Leaders in Nigerian State Urge Voter Registration, Say God “will not” Vote

Mar 20, 2022

Religious leaders under the auspices of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Oyo State chapter, have urged the people of God in the West African country to register as voters to guarantee their active participation in next year’s general elections.

Members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) with President Muhammadu Buhari. Credit: Presidency of Nigeria

Persistent Insecurity in Nigeria “biggest threat to 2023 elections”, Christian Leaders Say

Mar 5, 2022

Representatives of Christian leaders in Nigeria have expressed concern about persistent insecurity in the West African nation saying it constitutes the “biggest threat” to general elections scheduled to take place next year.