Catholic Bishops Urge Voters To Consider Public Office Seekers PastFeatured, Latest News, News From The State Monday, March 9th, 2015
Agabus Pwanagba, Jos – Ahead of the general elections, the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria has called on Nigerians to evaluate the performance and antecedents of candidates seeking their mandate.
The Bishops Conference, which held in Abuja, in a press statement issued Monday by the Director of Communications, Jos Catholic Archdiocesan Chancery, Rev. Fr. Alexander Dung, and made available to AFRICAN EXAMINER ONLINE, urged Nigerians to evaluate the performance and antecedents of those who ask for their votes before going to the polls.
With the tensions associated with campaigns and preparations for the forthcoming elections, “the Bishops drew the attention of all political actors and parties to the fact that they are individually and collectively responsible for the electoral process and its outcome.
The Bishops acknowledged the efforts of security operatives in the fight against insurgents, thus called on government to take more decisive steps towards ensuring the safety of citizens as the 2015 elections approach.
The Clerics expressed concern over the plights of Boko Haram victims and sympathized with them.
Meanwhile, the Conference has re – elected the Catholic Archbishop of Jos, Most. Rev. Ignatius Kaigama and Most. Rev. Augustine Akabueze as its new President and Vice President respectively.
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