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Catholic Bishop urges Nigerians to take 2023 elections seriously

Amina Mohammed, Lafia

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Catholic Bishop of Lafia Diocese, David Ajang, has urged Nigerians to take the 2023 General Election with every seriousness because it would go a long way to make or mar the future of the country.

The Bishop made the call on Friday in Lafia while he played host to the Nasarawa State Chapter of Catholic Media Practitioners of Nigeria (CMPN).

Ajang who doubled as Bishop Chairman on Communication, Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), said the security and economic situation is already bad, hence the need for everyone to take the elections seriously.

The future of Nigerians will be determined by the choices everyone will make, so, things could be worse or better, depending on the choices that would be made.

“Whether things will be worse or better depends on our choices, so everyone should assess the candidates and make their choices.

“Even though I have my candidate, I will not tell anybody to vote for a particular candidate, because I have members who are supporting the candidates of the various political parties,” Bishop noted.

Ajang, therefore, called on members of CMPN to use their profession as journalists to propagate Christ and be truthful always.

Similarly, the National Director of Communication Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria, Rev. Fr Mike Umoh, lauded the Bishop of Lafia Diocese for his openness and support to members of CMPN.

The National Director of Communication also urged journalists to always propagate the truth to shape and mould the character of Nigerians because of their influence.

He added that journalists and indeed other professionals are supposed to make heaven as a result of performing their responsibilities truthfully.

If you cannot make heaven through your profession and calling, I do not know where and how you will make heaven,” the director added.

Meanwhile, Acting Chairman, Nasarawa State Chapter CMPN, Mr. David Odama, expressed gratitude to the Bishop for the reception and promised to support the church in reaching out to the public.

Odama also appealed to the Bishop and church to support the association as necessary to succeed.

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