- Nigerians have been urged to ensure they exercise their voting rights at the 2019 general election
- The advise was given to all Nigerians by the archbishop of the Church of Nigerian Anglican Communion Nicholas Okoh
- Okoh said Nigeria would only move forward when the citizens actively participate in the process leading to the choice of rightful leaders
An archbishop of the Church of Nigerian Anglican Communion, Nicholas Okoh, on Sunday, February 3, called on Nigerians to exercise their civil rights at the forthcoming 2019 general elections.
Okoh urged Nigerians to ensure competent politicians are voted into office for the advancement of the nation.
Speaking while inaugurating the an ultra-modern bishop house, chapel and commemorating the 60th birthday of Geoffrey Okorafor, the bishop of Egbu diocese in Owerri north local council of Imo state, Okoh said Nigeria could only move forward when the citizens actively participated in the process leading to the choice of rightful leaders.
He also called on politicians, stakeholders and the federal government to prioritise voting exercise.
"You must take these elections seriously. They are very important. They will affect you, your children, grand children and great grand children. It is not funny at all.
The polls are very important. Do not joke with them. We want successful and credible (elections) in 2019. May our country move forward in the mighty name of Jesus," Okoh said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Reverend Mathew Sukada, the Catholic priest in charge of the Church of Nativity, Kangang, Jos, has cautioned citizens against killing each other over politicians.
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Sukada said: “Do not kill yourselves over politicians; they do not even know you and will reconcile with each other after the elections, long after you are gone,’’ Sukada told the congregation during the Sunday, February 3 service.
He said that no politician was worth dying for, adding that some of them were more concerned about their personal interests.
The priest particularly cautioned youths in the church against being used as thugs to kill and destroy.
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