Nigeria 2023: Why We Won’t Endorse Any Candidate – Catholic Church

The Catholic Church in Nigeria has said as an institution it will not endorse candidates in the coming 2023 general elections.

It, however, said it encouraged its members to register, participate in party politics, contest and vote in elections.

The church also condemned the delay in signing the Electoral Act Amendment Bill into law.

The Priest in charge of Church and Society at the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria, Uche Obiechina, said this at the media briefing held on Friday in Abuja.

“Politics is about governance, about the well-being of the people, so the church in Nigeria and Catholic Church anywhere in the world supports politics and encourages its members to play politics.

“Catholic Church does not play partisan politics but members of the church are expected to play party politics, just that the church as an institution ought not to play party politics. Party politics means politics of APC, PDP, PRP and whatever,” he said.

“But the church identifies with our sons and daughters in various political parties. And that is why the church will not field a candidate and say vote for PDP or APC. The church does not do that and would not do that,” he said.

-Premium Times

About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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