The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Plateau state has asked Christians to get their permanent voter cards (PVCs) to participate in the 2023 elections.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the State Chairman of association, Rev. Fr. Polycarp Lubo, gave the advice at the 2022 lenten campaign launch of the Catholic Diocese of Pankshin in Kabwir, Plateau.
The campaign had the theme: ‘Participation of Catholics in Politics: A Panacea for Good Governance, Peace and National Development’.
Lubo said, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had improved on the electoral process, and the new electoral act will contribute positively to the credibility of elections.
“With the new electoral act, a lot of things will change about our electoral process. INEC has also stepped up its game,” he said
“This simply means that the era where people feel their votes don’t count is over.
“So, Christians, particularly those who have attained the age of 18, should go and obtain their voter cards to enable them participate fully in the 2023 general election.
Your voter card is your power. It will enable you vote credible and good leaders that will move the nation forward”, the CAN chairman said.
He called on Christians currently occupying public offices to lead according to God’s will and desist from acts that would tarnish the image of the church.