The Niger National Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on Christians to obtain their Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) to elect good politicians in the 2023 general elections.
Bulus Yohanna, the Catholic Bishop of Kontagora and President of CAN in the state, made the call on Monday in his Democracy Day message to the Christian faithful.
“As Christians, we must actively participate in politics, either as members of political parties or as voters. I want to urge eligible Christians to get their PVCs to participate in the 2023 general election,” he said.
The CAN President underscored the importance of the continuous registration exercise being carried out by INEC and the need for the people to participate in the exercise to enable them to elect the candidates of their choice to power .
“It is necessary to elect to power those who can repair our roads, build hospitals, provide our children with a better education, provide security, all basic amenities and then secure the future of the country,” he added. catholic bishop.
He further stated that to avoid regrets in the future, adults of voting age must obtain their PVC to participate in next year’s elections.
“Nigerians and even Christians should not sit on the fence. We must all actively participate in the national electoral process. I urge you all to avoid statements such as votes don’t count. If voters don’t matter, politicians won’t bribe or pay people to vote for them,” Yohann added. “When people say they’re not interested in getting the PVCs because they don’t know if hired thugs wouldn’t disrupt the election; that they are not sure that the security situation in the country would allow the holding of elections in 223, or that the elections would be rigged. I’m just gonna tell you to get your PVC.
The Bishop urged Nigerians to arm themselves with PVCs to determine their future, saying “your vote is your power.”
He called on INEC to publish PVC collection centers to enable those who had registered online to collect their cards.