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Ebonyi State: Clergyman warns against Trading of Voters’ Cards

Moses Nwite, Abakaliki.

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Ahead of the forthcoming 2023 general elections the Bishop of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, diocese of Abakaliki, Reverend Lawson Elom, on Sunday warned citizens of Ebonyi state against trading their Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) for money.
Elom made this known while addressing over 1, 000 worshipers at the induction and reception service ceremony of Reverend  Uche Nwafor at Amananta community in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi state, South-East Nigeria.
“Don’t allow yourselves to be used. They will come and collect your PVCs and then give you ten thousand naira (N10,000).
“Many of you have sold your PVCs, but if I ask you people now, none of you will agree.
“Time has come. It’s only this December, then, we’ll enter into 2023 general election.
“Do not sell your PVCs for peanuts.
“Use your PVCs to elect someone who will lead us well and not someone who will rule us with iron hands.
“Use your PVCs to elect someone that you will not regret tomorrow. Do well to elect someone who will lead us well, from the lowest position to the presidential position.
“Our prayer is that there will be no war.
“… We will be alive to see that someone who will lead us to the promised land is elected to be our President.
“Vote according to your conscience, so that God will not judge you on the last day that you sold your PVCs for ten thousand Naria,”  said the clergyman.
On his part, Uche Nwafor who spoke to journalists shortly after the induction described the trading of PVCs as a betrayal of trust.
“It’s just like one selling his or her birthright for a piece of meal.
“That’s what Esau did and lost his birthright. People who sell their PVCs are by themselves selling themselves for slavery,” he explained.
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