- Reverend Father Kwaggas Matthew of the Church of Annunciation urges members of his congregation to bring their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to church
- Matthew tells his congregation to come out and vote in the presidential election for a candidate that will stop further killings and poverty in the country
- The cleric accuses the federal government of doing little to stop the killings of innocent Nigerians by suspected herdsmen in parts of the country
The parish priest of the Church of the Annunciation, Arab Road, Gbazango, Kubwa Abuja, Reverend Father Kwaggas Matthew, has said his congregation members who fail to bring their PVCs to church will not receive holy communion.
The cleric told worshippers in his congregation to come out and vote in the presidential election for a candidate that will stop further killings and poverty in the country, Vanguard reports.
The reverend father accused the federal government of doing little to stop the killings of innocent Nigerians by suspected herdsmen in different parts of the country.
"Next Sunday, no PVC, no communion. If you have PVC and refuse to vote, you allow evil to prevail. Intensify your prayers for I peaceful conduct of the election come Saturday 16th February," Reverend Matthew said.
“Come out and vote for a candidate of your choice. I have my own PVC and I will come out and vote. You should vote for the candidate that will not continue to kill you and a candidate that will not continue to inflict pains on the people.”
Meanwhile, an attack by unknown persons on the office of INEC in Isialangwa south local government area of Abia state has led to the destruction of about 15,000 uncollected Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).
The state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Joseph Iloh, told Channels TV on Sunday, February 3, that the arsonists broke in through the window of the office and set ablaze the uncollected PVCs.
He said the INEC register containing the list of all registered voters was also affected by the fire set by the hoodlums.
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